NEWS | March 12, 2019

U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Visits Singapore

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson Commander, Task Force 73 Public Affairs

SINGAPORE -- Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) visited Singapore, March 5-7.

Davidson visited Singapore to meet with leaders and counterparts in the region, during which he spent time at Changi Naval Base, and met with Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/CTF 73.

Davidson and Tynch discussed COMLOG WESTPAC's critical role in maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.

"The role of COMLOG WESTPAC is vitally important to the Navy's ability to operate in the region," said Davidson. "Without the exceptional logistics support from our Sailors and civilians here, we simply would not be able to sustain operations or continue to build on our partnerships in the Indo-Pacific."

"This is an area we are willing to invest in due to its geographical significance, mutual interests and common values," said Davidson. "These steps forward in the region enable us to strengthen our enduring relationships and build new partnerships."

Tynch used the visit to showcase COMLOG WESTPAC's focus on working together with friends, partners and allies, in the local community and throughout Southeast Asia.

"This was a valuable visit," said Tynch. "It is great for the staff to hear from the USINDOPACOM Commander how everything from daily replenishments-at-sea, to our 25th year of CARAT [Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training], contribute to the vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific."

COMLOG WESTPAC/CTF 73 provides combat-ready logistics to the U.S. 7th Fleet and is the executive agent for more than 20 bilateral and multilateral security cooperation exercises with partner nations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.