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U.S., Republic of Singapore Navies Launch Historic SINKEX for Pacific Griffin 2019
191001-N-FV739-046.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Christop

PHILIPPINE SEA - Two MH-60S Sea Hawks assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 and the “Island Knights” of HSC 25 approach the former USS Ford (FFG 54), a decommissioned frigate, as U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and a submarine and Republic of Singapore ships fire at Ford during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) as part of Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019. Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted in the waters near Guam aimed at enhancing combined proficiency at sea while strengthening relationships between the U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies.


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