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)

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 Western Pacific and Indian Ocean News Articles

Ashland Arrives in Okinawa and Offloads 31st MEU
Good Man George
Saipan Disaster hits close to home for Marine
BUSAN, Republic of  Korea  (ROK)
Drone Detachment Brings the Fireworks to CARAT 2015
The crew of USS Patriot (MCM 7) concluded operations in the bi-lateral mine warfare exercise MINEX 2JA
USCG aids in Saipan disaster relief
31st MEU and Ashland transport water into Saipan
USS Ashland back to sea after port visit in Guam
USS Green Bay Arrives in Guam
FEMA sends USS Ashland, Marines to Provide Typhoon Soudelor Relief to Saipan
Pacific Partnership Team Arrives in San Fernando City
USS Stethem Visits Qingdao to Promote Cooperation with PLA(N)
U.S. Navy, JMSDF Sailors Give Back to Community During 39th Annual Friendship Day
USS Germantown (LSD 42) Arrives in Indonesia for CARAT 2015
U.S., Indonesia to Strengthen Maritime Partnerships with CARAT
Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Bali
Fleet Survey Team Ensures the Ship to Shore Safety of Vessels
Fitzgerald Implements SECNAV's New Initiative During a Darwin Port Visit
USS Lassen Completes Successful At-Sea Phase of CARAT Singapore 2015
Bonhomme Richard arrives in Darwin, Australia
US, Singapore navies complete complex training, achieve new milestones during CARAT 2015
USS Chancellorsville Begins Patrol Providing Maritime Security to Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
Blue Ridge Engages with Aboriginal Nonprofit
Higgins to Provide Maritime Security in the Indo-Asia- Region
Talisman Sabre 2015 Concludes Aboard USS Blue Ridge
Preble, Fitzgerald Enjoy Australian Culture In Darwin
Bonhomme Richard ESG Completes Talisman Sabre 2015
Fitzgerald’s ADEX Improves Readiness during Talisman Sabre 2015
Sailors receive invaluable training during Talisman Sabre 2015
USS Mustin Joins Forces with New Zealand During Talisman Sabre
Antietam, Australian Defence Force Strengthen Air Defense Readiness
Sailors on board Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1666
The Beasts Within Bonhomme Richard
The Impossible Bird: The MV-22 Osprey Tilt-rotor aircraft
USS Green Bay
USS Fort Worth and USS Lassen Complete First Combined South China Sea Presence Operations
Sailors and Marines enhance partnership with Singapore Armed Forces during 21st CARAT Exercise
Ashland, Australia and Amphibious Operations: Talisman Sabre 2015
Preble Protects the Skies over Talisman Sabre
Fort Worth Crew 102 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
USS Lassen Promotes Maritime Security in South China Sea
Female Enlisted Sailor in Singapore Selected for Submarine Force
The U.S. and Australia team up as a Combined Task Force during Talisman Sabre 2015
GWCSG Improves Combat Efficiency With Dynamic War-at-Sea Exercise During Talisman Sabre
USS Mustin Sustains Maritime Security in the South China Sea
ASWEX Promotes Stability, Security During Talisman Sabre
Combined weather team key to CJLOTS ‘15 success
ESG 7 Begins Talisman Sabre 2015
U.S., Australian Forces ‘On Board’ for Talisman Sabre
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Kicks Off Talisman Sabre 15
Ashland Celebrates 4th of July
Blue Ridge Visits Allies In Sydney, Prepares For Joint Exercise
CJLOTS Team connects Trident Pier at Anmyeon Beach, Republic of Korea
CJLOTS15 Team keeps Trident Pier mission going
Oceans white with foam; Bonhomme Richard celebrates 4th of July
HSM-77 Welcomes New Commanding Officer
CJLOTS Team connects pipeline at Anmyeon Beach, Republic of Korea
Bonhomme Richard’s New Capability
Sailors Renovate Wildlife Reserve
USS Lassen to Experience Philippine Culture
USS Germantown Wins 2014 VADM Bulkeley Safety Award
USS Fort Worth Completes 2015 CARAT Philippines
Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Exercise Begins
Ashland Sailors Embrace LGBT Month
21st Annual CARAT Philippines 2015 Concludes in Puerto Princesa
Mustin, HSM-51 Named 2014 Ship-Helicopter Safety Award Winners
Bonhomme Richard Makes Port Call in Fremantle, Australia
USS Fitzgerald to Experience Life Down Under
Preble Arrives in Freemantle
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Enhances Alliance with Australia
USS Chafee Sailors Experience Rich Brisbane Culture
Bonhomme Richard ESG Visits Western Australia
USS Essex Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
CARAT 2015 Exercise Series Begins in the Philippines
ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface
Green Bay Returns Rescued Mariners Ashore
Green Bay Recovers Distressed Mariners in Makassar Strait
31st MEU completes first week of AIT with the USS Ashland
Blue Ridge Departs For Patrol After Brief Maintenance Period
Antietam, Mustin Build, Foster Relationships in Sydn
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Transits the Strait of Malacca
Fort Worth Completes PMAV
Midshipmen experience Pacific patrol aboard FDNF Destroyer
A Renewed USS Germantown Emerges After Conclusion of Successful 2015 Maintenance Availability
Preble Joins Bonhomme Richard ESG, Begins Patrol in 7th Fleet Area of Operations
USS Shiloh Sailors Explore Guam
USS Chancellorsville Brings Newest Technology to 7th Fleet
Rushmore Departs Indonesia

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