Home : Media : News : News Article View

USS Patriot Visits Darwin during Regional Operations

| Lt. Joshua Abenojar, USS Patriot | July 12, 2019

DARWIN, Australia -- The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Darwin for a port visit, July 11.

Patriot is visiting Darwin while operating in U.S. 7th Fleet to work and strengthen regional security and stability.

“USS Patriot's visit to Darwin is yet another opportunity to continue to strengthen the shared naval heritage, interoperability, and strategic alliance between our two nations.” said Lt. Cmdr. Jon Volkle, commanding officer of Patriot.

This port visit follows Patriot's participation in the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Sattahip, Thailand where the crew was involved in 11 days of onshore and at-sea training with the Royal Thai Navy.

They also recently visited Jakarta and Bali where the crew had the opportunity to work with their Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) counterparts enhancing interoperability and promoting regional stability.

"I've always wanted to go to Australia," said Mineman 3rd class Jeremiah Jensen. "I'm excited to experience the culture, unique wildlife, natural wonders, and wide open spaces!"

Patriot is part of Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7 and is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. They are operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of regional peace and stability.
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
245,733
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
U.S., India Launch First Tiger TRIUMPH Exercise
Sailors aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) man the rails as the ship pulls into Visakhapatnam, India as part of Tiger Triumph. Germantown, part of Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, is deployed to the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.
Nov. 15, 2019 - VISAKHAPATNAM, India -- Indian and U.S. armed forces kicked off the inaugural Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH

Light, lean and agile: Pacific Air Forces Commander Visits Kadena Shoguns
U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, coins Airman 1st Class Tucker Heyduk, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron barrier maintenance technician, during a tour at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 12, 2019. During the tour, Brown coined Airmen from different units as a way of thanks and recognition of their superior performance.
Nov. 15, 2019 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited the mighty

Montgomery Operates with Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea
Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS Montgomery
Nov. 15, 2019 - SOUTH CHINA SEA -- The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), Royal

354th Fighter Wing Airmen Develop, Test New F-35A Arctic Survival Kit
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Rumke, 66th Training Squadron, Detachment 1, Arctic Survival School instructor, tests an F-35A Lightning II survival gear kit in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2019. Rumke sat in minus 65 degree temperatures for six hours to test the new gear that could be used to protect F-35 pilots from subzero temperatures in the event of an ejection.
Nov. 15, 2019 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing tested a new arctic

Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop
The Eleventh Air Force holds a two-day workshop for its senior enlisted leaders and civilians at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6, 2019. More than 40 attendees from Alaska, Hawaii and Guam discussed topics on resiliency and best practices in operating a wing.
Nov. 15, 2019 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON -- More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across