Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | June 21, 2021

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Exercises with Republic of Singapore Navy

By CTF 70 MC3 Askia Collins

SOUTH CHINA SEA -- Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted integrated bilateral training, June 17.

CSG 5 sailed in international waters with RSN’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid (69) and the Victory-class corvette RSS Vigilance (90). While training together, the strike group and the RSN ships conducted maritime security drills, flag hoist and communication drills as well as formation sailing, and a publication exercise (PUB-EX), during which the watchstanders of each ship quizzed each other on tactical and technical literature.

“Any opportunity to train and exercise with our Singaporean partners, especially in the South China Sea, is essential in demonstrating our commitment to freedom of navigation and peace in the region,” said Capt. Fred Goldhammer, commanding officer of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). “As America's flagship, Ronald Reagan maintains a forward presence here, or anywhere else where our mission may take us. Our crew always remains focused, flexible and ready.”

The strike group is committed to upholding U.S. security agreements with regional allies and partners, demonstrating the capability of forward-deployed naval forces to quickly respond across the region.

"We are always pleased with the opportunity to operate with and improve our cohesiveness with our partners, and this was no exception," said Capt. Sharif Calfee, USS Shiloh commanding officer. "The Shiloh Hornets were proud to exhibit our shared commitment to maritime security and freedom of the seas with the RSN."

This exercise accomplished the mission of strengthening the U.S. Navy’s bilateral relationship and cooperation with RSN by demonstrating the ability to integrate and coordinate maritime operations.

The U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies work together on a number of initiatives at sea such as Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX), Exercise Pacific Griffin, Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), as well as combined operations such as multi-national counter-piracy.

The strike group consists of the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the embarked staffs of Task Force 70 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).

CSG 5, is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet. The U.S. Navy has operated in the Indo-Pacific for more than 70 years, through 7th Fleet, helping allies and partners from 35 other maritime-nations by providing credible, ready forces to develop interoperability that fosters maritime security, promotes stability, and prevents conflict all in order to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
328,290
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
F-22 Raptor Soars with other Aviators during 25th Anniversary
Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing fly over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during Polar Force 22-4, March 30, 2022. This is the first Polar Force to be led by the 3rd Wing, with the primary focus on developing Agile Combat Employment and the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ ability to fight in a contested, anti-access area denial environment. Operationalizing readiness-enhancing concepts like ACE is critical to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Aug. 9, 2022 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) has been giving the United States Air Force and its allies extensive simulated combat training for decades, and this year is no different.This year marks the...

JED Engineers Participate in Bilateral Boat Race on Lake Miyagase
Advanced Individual Training recruits from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force’s 4th Engineering Squadron rush to a group of moored boats during a training exercise on Lake Miyagase, August 5th, 2022. The exercise was held with the purpose of building teamwork between the 4th Engineering Squadron recruits and JED’s American counterparts.
Aug. 9, 2022 - KANAGAWA, Japan -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Japan District personnel accompanied Advanced Individual Training recruits from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) 4th Engineer Group to Lake Miyagase for a...

Secretary Blinken Leads Handover of Medical Supplies as U.S. Covid-19 Aid for the Philippines Exceeds $50M
During his first visit to the Philippines as U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary Antony Blinken reaffirmed the United States’ continued support to the fight against COVID-19 in the Philippines in the presence of representatives from the government and civil society.
Aug. 9, 2022 - MANILA, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the United States’ support for the Philippines’ COVID-19 response during a turnover of medical equipment and supplies in Manila on...

Soldiers Build Roads and Community Relations
Sgt. El Jessica Balajadia, a construction engineer from the 797th Engineer Vertical Construction Company completes her vehicle inspection at Old Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska July 27, 2022. Army Engineer Companies from Hawaii, Guam, America Samoa, and Alaska are constructing an access road from Old Harbor to a water source where a proposed hydroelectric plant will be built.
Aug. 9, 2022 - OLD HARBOR, Alaska -- Army Reserve Soldiers from units around the Pacific have assembled in a very rural location in Alaska to help with the development of a community, testing their mettle while strengthening bonds among the...

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Samoan Prime Minister Fiame
Commitment to empower the Pacific Islands Forum
Aug. 9, 2022 - U.S. Embassy in Samoa -- Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today with Samoan Prime Minister Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa in Apia to discuss shared priorities for the Pacific region. Deputy Secretary Sherman and Prime...