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U.S. Coast Guard ensures safety, facilitates commerce in Certificate of Compliance exam on MSC Bellissima at Port of Guam
January 10, 2024
A team from U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the U.S. Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise conduct a Certificate of Compliance (COC) exam on the 1,036-foot Maltese-flagged cruise ship MSC Bellissima on its first-ever U.S. port call at the Port of Guam, on Jan. 3, 2024. The U.S. Coast Guard conducts COC exams for new or existing vessels that are embarking passengers from a U.S. port for the first time, carrying U.S. citizens as passengers with initial port calls at U.S. ports, or have undergone significant modifications or alterations including changes that affect structural fire protection or means of egress, in order to ensure these vessels, meet required safety and regulatory standards. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Jennifer Thomas)

Multi-agency rescue operation led by U.S. Coast Guard successfully saves 6 boaters near Guam
January 9, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, in partnership with Guam Fire Rescue and U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25), successfully conducted a search and rescue operation for a distressed vessel 30 miles northwest of Guam, on Jan. 6, 2023, saving six boaters. The Joint Rescue Sub-Center, operated by U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders in Guam, received an urgent notification from Guam Fire Rescue about a 23-foot recreational vessel with six people aboard, initially identified as nationals of the People's Republic of China, experiencing severe difficulties. Reportedly, the vessel was taking on water, and all aboard were wearing personal flotation devices (PFDs). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Heidl)

Pacific Partnership 24-1 Concludes Fourth Mission Stop in Palau
January 9, 2024
Pacific Partnership, now in its 19th iteration, is the largest multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific and works to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Arnoldhendershot)

Joint Staff J-6 Hosts Third SITE Summit, Strengthening Data-Centric Interoperability With Allies and Partners
January 8, 2024

Rescue operation success: Missing member found alive in Hakkoda Range
January 8, 2024
Participants of a search and rescue team move down the mountain during a snow storm after finding the missing member at Hakkoda Range, Japan, Dec. 29, 2023.

Readout of Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner's Call With ROK Deputy Minister of National Defense Cho Chang-rae
January 5, 2024

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the Philippines
January 5, 2024
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sets anchors in Manila, Philippines.

Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office to Host Hackathon in Hawaii
January 4, 2024

US Army Civil Affairs Deliver Supplies to Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province
January 4, 2024
U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific Civil Affairs Team-Thailand members donate medical supplies to support the Mae SAI Department of Disease Control’s capabilities to provide timely, life-saving treatments and first aid in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, Dec. 1, 2023. U.S. Civil Affairs teams partner with communities around the world to increase stability, enable local governments, and improve quality of life for civilians. (Courtesy Photo)

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Earthquake in Japan
January 3, 2024

Philippines, U.S. Partner in Maritime Cooperative Activity in South China Sea
January 3, 2024

51st FW stands up innovation cell
December 29, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Covert, 694th Intelligence Support Squadron Airman, participates in problem identification training at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 19, 2023. This training allows the MustangWERX innovation team to encourage Airmen to brainstorm ideas and utilize problem solving skills to more effectively complete daily tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Verzaal)

From Skies to Seas: Airman Assists Humanitarian Aid Aboard the USNS Mercy
December 29, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sammi-Joy Severino poses for a photo.

Fact Sheet: Department of Defense Concludes 'Decisive Year' in the Indo-Pacific Region
December 28, 2023

US Space Forces Korea helps expedite professional development during Galaxy Program visit
December 28, 2023
U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Joshua McCullion, U.S. Space Forces Korea commander, center left, and Master Sgt. Shawn Stafford, USSPACEFOR-KOR senior enlisted leader, and other members of SPACEFOR-KOR, pose for a photo with the Space Systems Command Galaxy X cohort during their visit to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, November 30, 2023.

U.S. Coast Guard aids stranded vessel Rascal off Tanguisson Beach, Guam, on Christmas weekend
December 27, 2023
The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Apra Harbor tows the 28-foot recreational boat Rascal near Tanguisson Beach, Guam, on Dec. 23, 2023. In a successful search and rescue operation executed by U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and Guam Fire Rescue, the recreational vessel Rascal, with six adults aboard, was safely towed to Hagåtña Boat Basin after the operator radioed in, reporting being disabled and adrift. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Naden)

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Conducts Maritime Operations in South China Sea
December 27, 2023
231215-N-TD381-1184 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 15, 2023) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, transports cargo onto the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8). Vinson, flagship of Carrier Strike Group ONE, is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Isaiah B Goessl)

Powering the Mission: MCAS Miramar Microgrid Brightens the Future During Steel Knight
December 26, 2023
U.S. Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force board a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) in support of Exercise Steel Knight 23.2 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Dec. 2, 2023. The MCCRE is conducted before deployment, consisting of a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, high altitude aerial refueling, aviation delivered ground refueling, external lift exercises. Steel Knight 23.2 is a three-phase exercise designed to train I Marine Expeditionary Force in the planning, deployment and command and control of a joint force against a peer or near-peer maneuver capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Rush)

Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Japan’s Decision to Transfer Patriot Missiles to the United States
December 22, 2023

USNS Mercy arrives in the Republic of Palau for Pacific Partnership 24-1
December 21, 2023
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Koror, Palau during Pacific Partnership 2024-1 Dec. 21, 2023. Pacific Partnership, now in its 19th iteration, is the largest multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific and works to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships. (U.S. Navy Courtesy Photo)