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United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Ministerial Joint Press Statement
December 19, 2023

25th FS Strengthens Air-to-Ground Capabilities in EPIC FOG 24-1
December 18, 2023
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron takes

off at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 30, 2023. The A-10 was designed for close air support of friendly ground troops, engaging armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces. At the 51st Fighter Wing, the 25th FS and the A-10 play a crucial role in the defense of Osan AB and the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Sjoberg)

U.S. Coast Guard, Yap strengthen ties through key leader engagement, site visit
December 18, 2023
The U.S. Coast Guard delegation stand for a photo with Gov. Hon. Chieng, Lt. Gov. Hon. Itaimi, and Attonery General Gallen in Colonia, Yap, FSM, on Dec. 12, 2023. In a demonstration of continued cooperation, U.S. Coast Guard personnel completed a key leader engagement and site visit in Yap from Dec. 10 to 12. This visit, led by Capt. Nick Simmons, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam (CGFM/SG) and the Compact of Free Association (COFA) team, highlighted the enduring partnership and mutual respect between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Yapese community. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

USINDOPACOM Engages as Maui Relief Efforts Continue
December 18, 2023
Senior joint-force leaders from the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility volunteer on Dec. 14 at the Maui Relief Storage Facility, a donation management center that receives, sorts and catalogs donations to support ongoing recovery efforts following the Aug. 8 wildfires on Maui. Service members recognized the community leaders, volunteers, first responders, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who acted quickly and bravely during the fires and continue to support their community. USINDOPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region with its Allies and partners by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression and, when necessary, fight to win. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon M. Smith)

Statement on DPRK ballistic missile launches
December 18, 2023

USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK Launch
December 17, 2023

MAGTF Stand-In Force Exercise Empowers Small-Unit Leaders, Increases Readiness in the Indo-Pacific
December 15, 2023
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ronald Arce greets his Marines after a patrol during Stand-in Force Exercise 24 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Dec. 6, 2023. SIFEX 24 is a division-level exercise involving all elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force focused on strengthening multi-domain awareness, maneuver, and fires across a distributed maritime environment. This exercise serves as a rehearsal for rapidly projecting combat power in defense of allies and partners in the region. Arce, a native of Houston, Texas, is a rifleman with 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. 2/7 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Morales)

SIFEX 24 | MALS-36 Expeditionary Sustainment Operations
December 15, 2023
A U.S. Marine with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36 observes the takeoff of an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 during Stand-in Force Exercise 24 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 1, 2023. SIFEX 24 is a division-level exercise involving all elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force focused on strengthening multi-domain awareness, maneuver, and fires across a distributed airtime environment.

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Philippine Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Jr.
December 14, 2023

18th MEDCOM, POMGEN team for first ever PNG Trauma Rotation
December 14, 2023
Members of the U.S. Army's 8th Forward Resuscitative and Surgical Detachment, 18th Medical Command, (2nd from the right) Port Moresby General Hospital Director of Medical Services Dr. Kone Sobi, and U.S. Army Maj. Levi Daugherty, trauma surgeon, Brooke Army Medical Center, pose for a group photo during the inaugural Papua New Guinea Trauma Rotation at Port Moresby General Hospital at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Dec. 7, 2023. The Trauma Rotation follows the recent signing of the Defense Cooperation Agreement between the U.S. and Papua New Guinea; it is a first-of-its-kind engagement between the U.S. Army and Papua New Guinea, which mutually offers parties the a chance to exchange medical expertise and techniques in an austere environment. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Hughes/Released)

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Japanese Minister of Defense Kihara Minoru
December 13, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard, Federated States of Micronesia strengthen Search and Rescue capabilities through joint training exercise
December 13, 2023
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam personnel and 20 participants, including personnel from the FSM Maritime Wing, Fire and Rescue services, and Pohnpei Department of Public Safety take a moment for a photo in Pohnpei, from Dec. 4 to 7, 2023, in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) on Dec. 5, 2023. This exercise marks a continuation of efforts to bolster SAR capabilities in the region, highlighting the enduring partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard and its Pacific Island partners under the Compact of Free Association (COFA). (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

U.S. INDOPACOM Joint Mission Accelerator Directorate Reaches Initial Operating Capability
December 13, 2023

USINDOPACOM Hosts Members of Hawaiʻi State Legislature
December 12, 2023
Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosts members of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature at Camp H.M. Smith on Dec. 11, 2023. USINDOPACOM is committed to working alongside elected officials to resolve issues and strive for a sustainable and harmonious future all while enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Shannon Smith)

DOD, Singapore Ministry of Defence Enter Into Security of Supply Arrangement
December 11, 2023

Yama Sakura 85: The Crucial Role of Multilateral Partnerships Among the US, Australia, and Japan
December 11, 2023
Japanese, U.S., and Australian participants take part in a rehearsal during Yama Sakura 85 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Dec. 11, 2023. As a part of U.S. Army Pacific's Operation Pathways, the 43rd iteration of Yama Sakura exercise, YS-85, is the first U.S. Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and Australian Army command post exercise based in Japan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Austin Robertson)

Operation Christmas Drop 2023 ends with Allied elephant walk, formation flight over the Pacific
December 11, 2023
Three U.S. Air Force (USAF) C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron participate in an elephant walk alongside a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 436th Transport Squadron, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) C-130H Hercules assigned to the 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron, and a Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) C-130H Hercules assigned to the 251st Airlift Squadron, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 9, 2023, during Operation Christmas Drop 2023 (OCD 23). USAF, RCAF, JASDF, and ROKAF crewmembers delivered 210 bundles to 58 islands over the span of six days. The deliveries of humanitarian aid reached over 42 thousand remote Micronesian islanders across 1.8 million square miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Altier)

Combined US, coalition force increase combat effectiveness during Indo-Pacific Virtual Flag exercise
December 11, 2023
a large group of uniformed U.S., U.K. and Australian military members stand in front of brick building with lettering “942 Distributed Mission Operations Center”

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Hosts Brunei for Bilateral Defense Agreement
December 8, 2023
Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Sklenka, deputy commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosted Dato Alirupendi, permanent secretary ministry of defense, State of Brunei Darussalam, at USINDOPACOM headquarters on Dec. 7, 2023, for the 16th joint defence working committee and the signing of the Section 505 Agreement. The bilateral engagement further builds upon the cooperation and interoperability between the two countries, codifies the exchange of diplomatic notes and assets, and demonstrates USINDOPACOM’s commitment to its Allies and partners to help ensure a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Riel)

International observers in multinational harmony at Operation Christmas Drop 2023
December 8, 2023
Photo of a Republic of Korea Air Force noncommissioned officer helping bundle an Operation Christmas Drop.