Category Archives: Russia

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee Assumes U.S. 6th Fleet Command

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee Assumes U.S. 6th Fleet Command

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks after assuming command at U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, after relieving Vice Adm. Gene Black, right, Sept. 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee assumed command of U.S. 6th Fleet Thursday, taking over from Vice Adm. Eugene Black. Read More

Japan, Canada Wrap Western Pacific Drills with U.S., USS Tripoli Underway in South China Sea

Japan, Canada Wrap Western Pacific Drills with U.S., USS Tripoli Underway in South China Sea

Noble Raven – JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183) and destroyer JS Takanami (DD-110), RCN frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH331) destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76) and replenishment ship USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) conduct a joint sail during exercise Noble Raven.

Japan, Canada and the United States wrapped up Noble Raven 22 this week, an exercise that took place in the waters from Guam to the South China Sea, according to a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force news release. Read More

Okinawa Key to Japan's Defense Against China, North Korea, Says Expert

Okinawa Key to Japan’s Defense Against China, North Korea, Says Expert

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, load CH-53E Super Stallions with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during Castaway 21.1 on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, March 16, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Winning the hearts and minds of Okinawans is critical to strengthening Japan’s own defenses against China, Russia and North Korea, one of Japan’s leading security experts said Thursday. Read More

Truman Carrier Strike Group Air Wing, Escorts Return

Truman Carrier Strike Group Air Wing, Escorts Return

Families welcome home Sailors attached to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 on Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., during the squadron’s homecoming, Sept.5. US Navy Photo

Members of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are returning home after an extended deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, with Carrier Air Wing 1, which was embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) landing at their home fields on Monday. Read More