An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Oct. 27, 2022

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, USS New Orleans Operate as Combined Force with Canadian, Japanese Allies in U.S. 7th Fleet

Carrier Strike Group Five and Task Force 76/3 Public Affairs

PHILIPPINE SEA -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the USS New Orleans, assigned to Task Force 76/3, joined forces to conduct combined integrated operations with maritime forces from Canada and Japan to experiment with naval concepts in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific, concluding operations across the Philippine Sea, beginning Oct. 24.

The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team conducted a multitude of integrated, high-end warfighting exercises while forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

"Conducting operations with both traditional carrier strike group units and expeditionary strike group units gives us the chance to put a high-performing team together to execute and enhance command and control of integrated forces in a complex maritime environment," said Rear Adm. Derek Trinque, commander, Task Force 76/3. "With the talents of our ships and our allied ships, combined with the air power skills of the carrier strike group we become a more lethal and flexible force than either of us could be alone."

While operating a number of ships and aircraft together as a combined naval force, battle readiness and interoperability were increased through a series of training scenarios. These operations allow our Navy and Marine Corps forces to increase their ability to respond to threats, deter hostilities and maintain stability in the Indo-Pacific.

“Being able to execute these operations together helps us stay postured for future maritime challenges, serving as a foundation for the combat credibility of our forward-deployed naval forces,” said Rear Adm. Michael Donnelly, commander, Carrier Strike Group 5. “The Ronald Reagan Strike Group has relished this opportunity to hone our skills alongside the New Orleans team and integrate expeditionary warfare with carrier air power. Integrated naval operations in the Western Pacific demonstrates U.S. commitment to our regional allies and partners, support for international stability and security, and the ability to rapidly respond to any challenge.”

Allied ships joining the integrated operations included Royal Canadian Navy frigates HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) and HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kirisame (DD 104).

The carrier strike group includes the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staffs of Task Force 70 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, as well as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76)).

The Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group (TRIARG) is comprised of amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA 7), dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Operating with the TRIARG as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 was the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Oakland (LCS 24).

The 31st MEU is the only permanently forward-deployed MEU in the world and provides a flexible and lethal crisis response force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations. The selective and timely commitment of the U.S. Marines has, on many occasions, served to comfort those in need or restore peace and stability where necessary.

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the TRIARG are forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest numbered fleet in the world, and with the help of 35 other maritime-nation Allies and partners, the U.S. Navy has operated in the Indo-Pacific region for more than 70 years, providing credible, ready forces to help preserve peace and prevent conflict.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
333,061
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Space Force Presents Forces to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, left, passes the United States Space Forces, Indo-Pacific, command flag to Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Mastalir, Commander of USSPACEFORINDOPAC, officiating his assumption of command during the USSPACEFORINDOPAC activation ceremony hosted by USINDOPACOM. USSPACEFORINDOPAC will serve as the space-domain authority to USINDOPACOM, advancing the capabilities of the joint force and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony J. Rivera)
Nov. 23, 2022 - CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- The U.S. Space Force (USSF) officially activated and assigned U.S. Space Forces, Indo-Pacific (USSPACEFOR-INDOPAC) to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in a ceremony Nov. 22 at Camp H.M. Smith under the...

U.S. Naval Forces Participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2022
Capt. Walter Mainor, commander, Task Force 71 presents a command coin to Royal Malaysian Navy First Adm. Baharudin bin Wan Md Nor, deputy assistant chief of staff for the Malaysian Armed Forces Joint Force Headquarters Joint Operation Division after concluding the opening ceremony for exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia, Nov. 21. CARAT Malaysia 2022 highlights the 28th anniversary of CARAT among Allies and partners as a way to demonstrate long-term commitment to strengthened relationships throughout South and Southeast Asia and to highlight U.S. Navy commitment to key Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) partners to reinforce ASEAN Centrality. Exercises like this one reassure our Allies and partners of the U.S. commitment to maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Nov. 23, 2022 - KUANTAN, Malaysia -- Military personnel from Malaysia and the U.S. Naval forces conduct Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2022, Nov. 18-30.Representing the U.S. Navy are the Independence-variant...

Secretary of the Navy Visits Souda Bay, India and Naples
File photo of Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Carlos Del Toro.
Nov. 23, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro traveled to Greece, India and Italy Nov. 15–22 to further U.S. national security interests by engaging foreign dignitaries, Department of the Navy (DON) senior...

U.S. and Australia Hold Strategic Policy Dialogue
Nov. 23, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- The Governments of the United States and Australia held their annual Strategic Policy Dialogue (SPD) on November 21–22 in Canberra. The SPD, established in 2019, is a forum for Australia and the United States to...

President Wickremesinghe and U.S. Ambassador Chung celebrate the Commissioning of the U.S-donated Sri Lanka Navy Ship Vijayabahu
The Commissioning of the U.S-donated Sri Lanka Navy Ship Vijayabahu.
Nov. 23, 2022 - U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka -- The President of Sri Lanka Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Secretary to the Minister of Defense Kamal Gunaratne, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the...