7th Fleet
U.S. 7th Fleet 

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)


 Monthly Archive

 Western Pacific and Indian Ocean News Articles

USS Michael Murphy Arrives in Hong Kong to Experience its Culture
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Returns to Singapore
Special Operations Forces Conduct Training Aboard USS Michael Murphy in 7th Fleet
US, Republic of Korea Navies Enhance MCM Capabilities During Foal Eagle
7th Fleet Staff, Blue Ridge Stand Down for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Republic of Korea Sailor Embarks Aboard USS Chief for Foal Eagle
Bonhomme Richard ARG Completes Deployment in US 7th Fleet
SECNAV Visits Sailors During NEA Vietnam
Shiloh Sailors Honor their History
U.S. Navy Kicks Off Naval Engagement Activities with Vietnam
USS Antietam to Experience Hong Kong
USS Lassen Honors Women’s History Month
USS Mustin Shares Navy Life with Japan
Blue Ridge returns to Japan, conducts port visit in Yokohama
Shiloh Sailors Explore Singapore’s Culture
Bonhomme Richard Brings the Fight to the Shore for KMEP 15
Blue Ridge Departs Hong Kong, Solidifying Longstanding Friendship
Replenishment at Sea
USS Germantown Demonstrates Supports Service to the Community
USS Blue Ridge Rescues Fishermen in Philippine Sea
Sailors Strengthen Relationships with Regional Nations at LIMA ‘15
BHR ARG and 31st MEU Complete AIT and CERTEX
USS Paul Hamilton Strengthens Relationship with Indian Navy
JMSDF Leadership visits USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong
Bonhomme Richard Wins Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Arrives in Sasebo for First-ever LCS Port Visit to Japan
U.S. Seventh Fleet Displays its Regional Commitment at LIMA ‘15
Shiloh Officer Receives Tactician Award
USS Lassen Tests Improved Husbanding Agent Payment Process
USS Fort Worth arrives in Busan as part of inaugural visit to Korea
USS Curtis Wilbur Maintains Readiness in AOR
USS Shiloh Wins Tactical Award
U.S., Republic of Korea Navy Affirm Strategic Alliance
USS GERMANTOWN Wins 2014 Energy and Water Management Achievement Award
USS GERMANTOWN Awarded 2014 Unit Tactics Award for Outstanding Warfighting Proficiency
Taking the Helm
USS Fort Worth Participates in Foal Eagle 2015
ESG 7 Embarks Bonhomme Richard, Focus on Core Combat Capabilities
U.S. Navy Ships Strengthen Ties with Republic of Korea for Foal Eagle Exercises
US, Australian, Indonesian Navies Commemorate WWII Battle of Sunda Strait Aboard USS Sampson
NR ESG7 Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
USS Lassen Increases Interoperability with JMSDF
U.S., Japan Increase Warfighting Capabilities through Fleet Synthetic Training

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