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Philippine, US, Australian Forces Show Off Combined Fires Capabilities, Destroy Ship in Balikatan Training Event
May 10, 2024
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 13th Fighter Wing conduct preflight checks on a F-16 Fighting Falcon before a maritime strike during Exercise Balikatan 24 at Basa Air Base, Philippines May 8, 2024. Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. and Australian military forces integrate land, sea and air platforms to simultaneously sense, target, strike and destroy a decommissioned ship off the western coast of Northern Luzon. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Chan)

DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Freedom of Navigation Report
May 9, 2024
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Indo-Pacific Senior Military Official, Federated States of Micronesia Representatives Wrap Up Robust Joint Committee Meeting in Guam
May 9, 2024
Joint Region Marianas Hosts Delegates from the Federated States of Micronesia for the 2024 FSM-JCM



ASAN, Guam (May 3, 2024) – Joint Region Marianas hosted delegates from the Federated States of Micronesia during the FSM Joint Committee Meeting held May 1-2 in the JRM headquarters building on Nimitz Hill. Commander Joint Region Marianas Rear Adm. Greg Huffman led the discussion alongside the FSM Vice President Aren B. Palik and the U.S. Ambassador to the FSM Jennifer Johnson. In attendance were representatives from U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, FSM national delegates, members of the FSM Congress, as well as state leaders and representatives from Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kosrae. 

The JCM is in accordance with the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Title III: Security and Defense Relations and promotes ongoing dialogue between nations with the objective to enhance security and defense responsibilities in the region. (U.S. Navy photos by Rey Rabara)

Philippine, US forces conclude Balikatan humanitarian efforts
May 9, 2024
U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, pose alongside soldiers with the Philippine Army for a group photograph at the conclusion of a groundbreaking ceremony at Alannay Elementary School prior to the commencement of Exercise Balikatan 24 in Cagayan, Philippines, March 26, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trent A. Henry)

USINDOPACOM supports Papua New Guinea infrastructure development plan
May 9, 2024

U.S. Space Force top general visits Space Forces Korea
May 8, 2024
Republic of Korea Gen. Kim, Myung-Soo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses the integration between ROK and U.S. space personnel and operations during a meeting with U.S. Space Force Gen. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, in Seoul, ROK, May 7, 2024.

Philippine, US, Australian forces show off combined fires capabilities, destroy ship in Balikatan training event
May 8, 2024
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 13th Fighter Wing conduct preflight checks on a F-16 Fighting Falcon before a maritime strike during Exercise Balikatan 24 at Basa Air Base, Philippines May 8, 2024. Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. and Australian military forces integrate land, sea and air platforms to simultaneously sense, target, strike and destroy a decommissioned ship off the western coast of Northern Luzon. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Chan)

CSO visits US Space Forces Indo-Pacific, focuses on integrated space operations in priority theater
May 7, 2024
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Philippine, US forces demonstrate flexibility, operational reach in simultaneous missions during Balikatan
May 7, 2024
U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion 45, attached to AssaultCraft Unit 5, prepares to land ashore with an M142 High Mobility Rocket System assigned to 3rd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Long Range Fires Battalion, 1st Multi-Domain Task Force as part of a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration drill during Exercise Balikatan 24 at San Vicente, Philippines, May 1, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Chan)

Secretary Austin Concludes Trip to Hawaii
May 6, 2024
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Pacific Air Forces facilitates Integrated Air Missile Defense SMEE during Balikatan 24
May 6, 2024
Service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Military, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force stand in front of the Patriot M903 Launching Station belonging to Bravo Battery, 1-1 Air Defense Artillery, as part of the week-long Joint Integrated Air And Missile Defense exchange during Exercise Balikatan 24 at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 25, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Trevor Wild)

Philippine, US forces conduct counter-landing exercise
May 6, 2024
U.S. Marines with 3rd Littoral Combat Team, 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, fire Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles as part of a counter landing live-fire exercise during Balikatan 24 at La Paz Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, May 6, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Eric Huynh)

Guam Guard Recruits jump from 3 to 75 in the Northern Marianas Islands
May 6, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Camacho of the Guam National Guard mans his makeshift recruiting office on Captiol Hill, Saipan, April 20, 2024. Camacho has helped increase the number of NMI Guardsmen from three to over 70 in two years.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Mark Scott)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks Announces First Tranche of Replicator Capabilities Focused on All Domain Attritable Autonomous Systems
May 6, 2024
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U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Holds Change of Command Ceremony
May 3, 2024
Adm. John Aquilino, right, outgoing commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and Adm. Samuel Paparo, incoming commander of USINDOPACOM exchange salutes during the USINDOPACOM change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, May 3. During the ceremony, Paparo assumed command from Aquilino, who retired with 40 years of service in the Navy. 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 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Bellino)

Philippine, US forces advancing territorial defense, rapid infiltration capabilities at Balikatan
May 3, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Long Range Fires Battalion, 1st Multi-Domain Task Force fire an M142 High Mobility Rocket System during Exercise Balikatan 24 at Rizal, Philippines, May 2, 2024. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle Chan)

Osan A-10s ‘hog’ the skies in KFT 24
May 3, 2024
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, taxis during the Korea Flying Training 2024 event at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2024. KFT 24 focused on the tactical execution of combat missions to maintain military readiness and reinforced the 51st Fighter Wing’s capabilities to operate from locations with varying levels of resources and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jovan Banks)

United States-Japan-Australia Trilateral Defense Ministers' Meeting (TDMM) 2024 Joint Statement, May 2, 2024
May 3, 2024
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Austin Lauds Strong Ties Between Key Allies in Indo-Pacific
May 3, 2024
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Nurturing Communities: U.S., Philippines Share Ideas During Civil-Military Operations SMEE
May 2, 2024
Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Col. Francel Padilla-Taborlupa, speaks on the topic of civil affairs’ role in national defense matters during a Civil-Military Operations subject matter expert exchange as part of Exercise Balikatan 24 at Camp Aguinaldo, Manila, Philippines, April 29, 2024. AFP and U.S. CMO specialists joined together to share the best civil affairs practices and their experiences when military forces were called to support civilian populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and refugee crises. BK 24 is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Pedro Tenorio)