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U.S. 7th Fleet
Headquarters: Yokosuka, Japan
Mission: The U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) operates in the largest of the U.S. Navy’s numbered fleets. At any given time there are 70-80 ships and submarines, 140 aircraft and approximately 40,000 Sailors and Marines in region.
C7F has maintained a continuous forward presence in the Indo-Asia Pacific since being founded in Australia in 1943, providing security and stability to the region, upholding key alliances and building upon maritime partnerships.
C7F uses both forward-deployed ships from Japan, Singapore, Guam and other locations as well as rotationally-deployed ships from the West Coast to execute military operations across the spectrum, from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
C7F forces operate in the region every day of the year and work closely to build partnerships with our allies, partners and friends while allowing for rapid response to any crisis, natural or man-made.
Building partnerships and familiarity helps improve stability through cooperation, avoid misunderstandings and prevents unnecessary military escalation. C7F units typically take part in 100 bilateral & multilateral exercises and 200 port visits each year, comprising 1,800 total days of engagement every year.
AO: Covers 48 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from the International Date Line to the India/Pakistan border and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south. The region Includes 36 maritime countries, more than 50 percent of the world’s population, 3,000 languages and seven of the world’s 10 largest militaries. The U.S. maintains mutual defense treaties with five allies in the region to include the Philippines, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Thailand.
Flagship: USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)
USS Chief; Small Ship, Big Family
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The mine countermeasure ship USS Chief (MCM 14) is 224 feet long and 39 feet wide with a crew of 94 Sailors.
Republic of Korea Sailor Embarks Aboard USS Chief for Foal Eagle
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Republic of Korea (ROK) Lt. j.g. Gyeong Min Lee, operations officer of ROK Ship Hae Nam (MSH 573), embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) to further cooperation between the U.S. and ROK navies during Exercise Foal Eagle.
SECNAV Visits Sailors During NEA Vietnam
DA NANG Vietnam - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks with sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015.
Shiloh Sailors Honor their History
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Capt. Kurush Morris, commanding officer of Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) speaks with his crew during a commemoration event for the Battle of Shiloh, for which the ship is named.
USS Lassen Honors Women’s History Month
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Crewmembers aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) closed out Women’s History Month in celebration of the strong leaders who have made an impression, both past and present.
USS Mustin Shares Navy Life with Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Damage Controlman Third Class Petty Officer Wesley Foster poses with Japanese visitors on board Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka's Spring Festival.
Bonhomme Richard Brings the Fight to the Shore for KMEP 15
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transported Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in support of the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 2015.
Bonhomme Richard Launches MV-22 to Sasebo for MEDEVAC
EAST CHINA SEA (NNS) -- A Marine, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was medically evacuated (MEDEVAC) from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) by an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (reinforced).
USS Sampson RAS
There are two ships running side-by-side. A fast-moving river of deep blue water rushes and churns between them. The moving ships maintain synchronized speeds and courses because pallets - stacked 5 feet high and carrying hundreds of pounds of supplies - are traveling across cables from one ship to another.
BHR ARG and 31st MEU Complete AIT and CERTEX
EAST CHINA SEA - Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), prepare to board MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
ROK JCS learns LCS capabilities during visit to USS Fort Worth in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Admiral Choi, Yoon-hee, chairman of the Republic of Korea joint chiefs of staff, receives a tour of the bridge from Cmdr. Matthew Kawas, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), as part of a tour during a port visit for exercise Foal Eagle 2015.
Shiloh Officer Receives Tactician Award
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Lt. Manuel Dominguez stands the
tactical action officer watch in the combat information center of Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).
USS Lassen Tests Improved Husbanding Agent Payment Process
DONGHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- USS Lassen (DDG 82) conducted a proof of principle (PoP) for the Secretary of the Navy's initiative to pay husbanding service providers using a new procure to pay (P2P) process during a port visit to Donghae.
USS Fort Worth arrives in Busan as part of inaugural visit to Korea
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Cmdr. Matthew Kawas, left, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), Crew 103, presents a coin to the daughter of a Republic of Korea (ROK) navy sailor during a welcoming ceremony for a port visit to Busan following exercise Foal Eagle 2015.
USS Curtis Wilbur Maintains Readiness in AOR
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed sea trials March 5 after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul Extended Dry Dock Shipboard Repair Availability (EDSRA).
USS Shiloh Wins Tactical Award
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) was named the 2014 Unit Tactics Award recipient for Commander, Carrier Strike Group 5.
U.S., Republic of Korea Navy Affirm Strategic Alliance
WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA - U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Liu, from the 621st Air Control Squadron, discusses operations with Republic of Korea Navy Lt. j.g. Woo Sung Hwa while underway aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015.
USS GERMANTOWN Wins 2014 Energy and Water Management Achievement Award
Yokosuka, Japan - USS Germantown (LSD-42) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Gary Harrington, (2nd from left) receives the 2014 Energy and Water Management , Gold Level of Achievement, from Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy.
Taking the Helm
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seaman Bryan Swierczk, attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) stands watch as lee helmsman while the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
USS Fort Worth Participates in Foal Eagle 2015
JIKDO ISLAND, Republic of Korea - U.S. Marine Capt. Alan Murphy, of 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Foal Eagle Detachment, performs a sight survey on Jikdo Island as part of a training during Exercise Foal Eagle 2015.
NR ESG7 Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
Okinawa, JAPAN - Commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, cuts a cake with members of his Naval Reserve, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN (NR ESG7) unit, celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserves.
USS Lassen Increases Interoperability with JMSDF
KURE, Japan - Cmdr. Michael A. Smith (left), commanding officer of Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) discuss warfighting techniques with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel during Lassen’s port visit to Kure.