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USS Blue Ridge and USCGC Waesche Arrive in Cam Ranh, Vietnam
240708-N-FA353-1302 CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (July 8, 2024) U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, the Hon. Mr. Marc Knapper, center-left, and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, meet with senior leaders from the Vietnam People's Navy following the ship’s arrival to Cam Ranh International Port, July 8, 2024. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Belen Saldana)
July 8, 2024 - The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrived in Cam Ranh, Vietnam for a five-day joint Navy – Coast Guard routine port visit on July 8...

VMFA-214 leaders fly RAAF F-35A jets
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Guyette, an F-35B Lightning II pilot and commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 214, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, places an American flag and an Australian flag in the cockpit of a Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to RAAF No. 75 Squadron before a bilateral training flight at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia, June 20, 2024. Leaders with VMFA-214, a USMC F-35B squadron, flew the RAAF F-35A during bilateral training, exhibiting interchangeability between RAAF and U.S. Marine aviation. VMFA-214 deployed more than 200 Marines and eight F-35B Lightning II aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, to conduct bilateral training with the RAAF No. 3 Squadron and No. 75 Squadron.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicholas Johnson)
July 8, 2024 - In a demonstration of the ever-increasing interchangeability between U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Australian Air Force aviation, two F-35B Lightning II pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 214, Marine Aircraft...

USINDOPACOM Commander hosts commanders for strategy, posture synchronization
Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosted more than 70 senior joint-force leaders for two days of engagements focused on the Indo-Pacific strategy, capabilities and force posture at Headquarters, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, July 1-2, 2024.  Discussions centered on synchronization of operational design, with open dialogue on challenges and opportunities for the Indo-Pacific as unified and component commands, joint task forces, the interagency, Allies and partners work together to achieve shared objectives within the region. USINDOPACOM persistently integrates and employs credible, all-domain combat power in order to deter aggression, prevent and respond to crisis, and, if necessary, conduct decisive joint and combined operations to prevail in conflict. Integrating our operations in support of and supported by other U.S. Government agencies, the joint force will persistently operate in and across all domains to defend the homeland, deter strategic attack, counter aggression, protect U.S. interests throughout the Indo-Pacific, and enhance U.S. alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Bellino)
July 3, 2024 - Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, hosted more than 70 senior joint-force leaders for two days of engagements focused on the Indo-Pacific strategy, capabilities, and force posture at Headquarters,...

Department of Defense Announces Modernization Plan for Tactical Aircraft Based in Japan
July 3, 2024 - The Department of Defense (DoD), in close coordination with the Government of Japan, today announced a plan to upgrade U.S. tactical aircraft laydown across multiple military installations in Japan...

USAF Joins 19 Nations for Australian Led Pitch Black Exercise
July 3, 2024 - The United States will participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2024 largely based at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin and Base Tindal, Australia, July 12 – Aug. 2, 2024...