Story by U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
These operations at sea focus on interoperability to further develop warfighting concepts, improve distributed maritime operations, and enable real-world proficiency and readiness in response to any contingency.
“Our forward-deployed naval forces at sea are spread from the Sea of Japan to operations in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean,”
“I am excited to bring some of those forces together to conduct a large scale integration of this nature. It sharpens our warfighting readiness, while continuing to support regional security, stability, and international norms.”Capt. Steven De Moss, Destroyer Squadron 15 Commodore.
Operations include III Marine Expeditionary Force, San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and USS Russell (DDG 59), Combat Logistics Force ships USNS Alan Sheppard (T-AKE-3), USNS Pecos (T-AO-197), and maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.
Integrated operations at sea helps the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps further develop regional capabilities that provide layered defensive options to protect U.S. interests and those of allies and partners. The participating forces exercised a wide range of capabilities and demonstrated the inherent flexibility of our forces, enabled by professional mariners from the Combat Logistic Force.
“Our Civilian Mariners serving aboard our Combat Logistics Force ships are unsung heroes,”
“Every day, our CLF Mariners sail alongside our Sailors and Marines ensuring the readiness and resiliency of our forward-deployed naval forces.”Capt. Robert Williams, commander, Military Sealift Command Far East.
Operating together enhances the ability of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to confront any contingency, and prepares forces to provide the ready, credible deterrence that stabilizes the Indo-Pacific and promotes peace and prosperity for all nations throughout the region.