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U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander leads U.S. Interagency Delegation to Papua New Guinea
July 16, 2024
Papua New Guinea’s Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso (left) meets with Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (right), in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on July 15, 2024. Paparo reiterated U.S. commitment to the country through new and sustained initiatives in a whole-of-government approach, leading a interagency delegation that included Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, special assistant to the president and National Security Council senior director for East Asia and Oceania; Daniel Krittenbrink, Department of State assistant secretary for the bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Michael Schiffer, U.S. Agency for International Development assistant administrator of the bureau for Asia; and Anka Lee, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, joined by U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the Republic of Vanuatu Ann Marie Yastishock, to highlight the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Papua New Guinea based on shared history and values. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon M. Smith)

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting with Singapore Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen
July 15, 2024
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Chief of Naval Operations, Master Chief Pettry Officer of Navy Attend Largest Maritime Exercise in the World, Emphasize Interoperability with Allies and Partners
July 12, 2024
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy James Honea tour the Royal New Zealand Navy Ship HMNZS Aotearoa (A-11) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2024, July 11.

USCGC Frederick Hatch completes patrol period, strengthens regional security and community ties
July 11, 2024
The USCGC Frederick Hatch crew deliver supplies to Agrihan in the Northern Mariana Islands on June 19, 2024, while on patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. The Frederick Hatch crew completed a highly operational patrol period from May 21 to July 1, 2024, demonstrating exceptional versatility and collaboration in maritime security and community engagement across the Pacific region. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Remarks for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner 2024 CSIS South China Sea Conference
July 11, 2024
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Multi-Capable Airman Rodeo wraps up at Yokota
July 10, 2024
Japanese military member scans his surroundings as his team navigates through an overgrown terrain.

USS San Diego to forward deploy to Japan
July 10, 2024

USINDOPACOM hosts Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol
July 10, 2024
Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during all-hands assembly at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters on Camp H.M. Smith in Aiea, Hawaii on July 9, 2024. The visit to USINDOPACOM was one of several engagements with Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander of USINDOPACOM, demonstrating the deep friendship between the two countries and reaffirming the U.S. ironclad commitment to the U.S.-ROK Alliance established in 1953. USINDOPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression and, when necessary, fighting to win. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Bellino)

A Global Approach to Blood Capabilities: Insights from the USINDOPACOM Inaugural Allies and Partners Blood Summit 2024
July 9, 2024
Delegates from 20 organizations, representing seven allied and partner nations, gather for a group photo during the inaugural U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Allies and Partners Blood Summit in Honolulu, June 4-6, 2024.

P-8A hunts submarines in the Pacific
July 8, 2024
Air Force aviators from No. 11 Squadron, CPL Brendan King and CPL Zachary Sellman, fit a Mk54 Lightweight Exercise Torpedo to a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2024, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Paying Respects: 374 AW, 515 AMOW, JASDF honor the fallen in B-29 Memorial Ceremony
July 8, 2024
Two people pray before an incense offering.

USS Blue Ridge and USCGC Waesche Arrive in Cam Ranh, 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.

U.S.- Australian Interchangeability | VMFA-214 leaders fly RAAF F-35A
July 8, 2024
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.

Koa Moana 24: U.S. Marines Deepening their Historic Bond with Peleliu through Civic Center Project
July 7, 2024
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, execute the deconstruction phase of the Peleliu Civic Center restoration project on Peleliu, Republic of Palau, July 1, 2024

CLB-15 Marines Innovate Tactical Resupply with Unmanned Aircraft in the Philippines
July 7, 2024
U.S. Marines inspect a load of cargo secured to a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System before flight at a coastal defense site during Archipelagic Coastal Defense Continuum on Kamuning Beach, Palawan, Philippines, May 15, 2024. The TRUAS is a Class 3 unmanned aerial vehicle that can deliver supplies to remote and inaccessible areas. CLB-15 is employing the TRUAS as part of experimentation for expeditionary resupply concepts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Helms)

USINDOPACOM Commander hosts commanders for strategy, posture synchronization
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, 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)

Department of Defense Announces Modernization Plan for Tactical Aircraft Based in Japan
July 3, 2024
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15th MEU, USS Somerset join partner nations at 29th Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)
July 3, 2024
U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) man the rails as Somerset pulls into port for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2024 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 3. Twenty-nine nations, 40 surface ships, three submarines, 14 national land forces, more than 150 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC in and around the Hawaiian Islands, June 27 to Aug. 1. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2024 is the 29th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Patrick Katz)

USAF Joins 19 Nations for Australian Led Pitch Black Exercise
July 3, 2024

Military Sealift Command Supporting Biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise
July 2, 2024