Japan Liaison Officers Embark George Washington for Keen Sword 15
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (NNS) -- Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15.
Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved in Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of southern Japan.
7th Fleet, JMSDF Leaders Discuss Tactics During Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - Vice Adm. Robert Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Eiichi Funada, commander in chief, Maritime Self-Defense Fleet, and other military leaders embarked Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Exercise Keen Sword 15.