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Bombers complete mission through Arctic, Pacific regions
June 21, 2021
A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off out of Morón Air Base, Spain, after a successful Bomber Task Force Europe June 17, 2021. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater, as they are intended to deter conflict rather than instigate it. If called upon, U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez)

Carrier Strike Group One arrives in Hawaiian Islands Operating Area
June 18, 2021
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2021) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet.

NATO Stands Together as Biden Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Alliance
June 15, 2021

Longer distances, remote teamwork to drive Project Convergence 21
June 14, 2021
An Air Launched Effects system is loaded onto a UH-60L Black Hawk as capabilities testing commences during the first series of Project Convergence exercises at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2020. The Project Convergence 21 demonstrations are scheduled to begin in November 2021.

Navy, Coast Guard conduct operations in Eastern Pacific
June 14, 2021
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2021) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) transits the Pacific during operations with Legend-class cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757). Michael Murphy and Midgett are conducting integrated operations in support of the Tri-Service Maritime Strategy in U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.

U.S. Pacific Submarine Force Participates in Exercise Agile Dagger 21
June 4, 2021
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (June 3, 2021) -- Family members wave as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Exercise Agile Dagger 2021 (AD21). AD21 is a training exercise, with one-third of the Pacific Submarine Force getting underway, to assess warfighting readiness and build capacity for the joint force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)

3D MLG, NMCB-4 Rehearse Naval Integration for Exercise Posideon’s Watchtower
June 2, 2021
A U.S. Naval Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) maneuvers into the ocean from Port Operations, Naval Base White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, June 1, 2021. Marines from 3d Marine Logistics Group (MLG) and Sailors from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 integrated to load and transport personnel and equipment in support of exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower. NBU-7 is an operational, forward deployed unit that directly contributes to the core capabilities of U.S. Maritime Sea Power by facilitating the movement of troops, equipment, vehicles and supplies from amphibious shipping across the beach. 3d MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of respons

June 1, 2021
On June 1, Defense Minister Kishi received a visit from Admiral John Aquilino, the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. They confirmed that cooperation between the Japan Self Defense Forces and  U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is important to maintain and strengthen a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

Half fleet-full throttle: Eielson Finishes Strong during AG 21-2
April 19, 2021
Half fleet-full throttle: Eielson finishes strong during AG 21-2

Joint Statement of Chiefs of Defense Condemning Military-Sponsored Violence in Myanmar
March 27, 2021

U.S.-Funded Webinar Series with Bangladeshi and U.S. Medical Doctors Improves COVID-19 Case Management
March 23, 2021
Bangladeshi and U.S. Medical Doctors Improves COVID-19 Case Management

USINDOPACOM hosts international bio-threat exercise
March 9, 2021
Participants of Exercise Able Resolve pose for a group photo Feb. 18, 2021, at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters on Camp Smith, Hawaii. The exercise focused on biological-threat surveillance decision support and knowledge management.

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi
February 17, 2021

7th Fleet Destroyers transit Taiwan Strait
December 30, 2020
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 30, 2020) Ensign Elijah Jones, from San Bernadino, Calif., plots on a maneuvering board in the combat information center as the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) conducts routine operations. Curtis Wilbur is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

PACAF Hosts First Virtual Airmen-to-Airmen Talk with Sri Lanka Air Force
December 29, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Nathan Wills, PACAF Directorate of Strategic Plans and Policy, top left, and members of the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF), top right, watch as SLAF Director of Training Air Vice Marshal HSS Thuyacontha, bottom left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Tyler Otten, mobilization assistant to the Pacific Air Forces commander, bottom right, partake in a ceremonial minutes signing commemorating a successful first virtual and fourth annual Airmen-to-Airmen Talk hosted from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Dec. 15, 2020. During A2ATs, PACAF and partner nations sharpen interoperability by sharing best practices in a multitude of subject matter areas.

First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrives at Yokota
December 28, 2020
Staff Sgt. Daniel Monzon-Kazhe, 374th Medical Group non-commissioned officer in charge of contingency material, holds a box of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the immunization’s office on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 26, 2020. Though vaccination has begun, DoD personnel will continue to wear appropriate masks, practice physical distancing, wash hands, and follow restriction of movement to ensure and maintain safety.

Vice President Pence Calls Nimitz At Sea
December 28, 2020
Rear Admiral Jim Kirk, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 (right), Capt. Max Clark, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and Chief Hull Technician (Select) Curtis Eicher participate in a phone call with Vice President Mike Pence aboard Nimitz. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Completes SUSTEX, Deploys
December 23, 2020
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean Dec. 18, 2020. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Third Fleet area of operations.

U.S. Ambassador Announces US$100,000 in TC Yasa Relief Funding
December 22, 2020
U.S. Ambassador to Fiji Joseph Cella announced the approval of US$100,000 (FJD$204,550) in International Disaster Assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA).

USS America conducts integrated operations with Japanese F-35s
October 23, 2020
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 20, 2020) F-35 Lightning II aircraft  assigned to the Japan Air Self Defense Force conduct integrated air operations with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).