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June 4, 2018

Mattis, Indo-Pacific Leaders Discuss Security Issues at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Indo-Pacific regional leaders discussed security issues during a series of meetings at the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

June 2, 2018

Alliances, Partnerships Critical to U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, Mattis Says

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. treaty allies and other partners, America seeks to build an Indo-Pacific region where sovereignty and territorial integrity are safeguarded and the promise of freedom is fulfilled, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in remarks at the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

May 31, 2018

Face of Defense: California Marine Returns Home to Philippines

A Marine from Castro Valley, California, returned to his original home while participating in a large-scale multilateral exercise in the Philippines.

May 30, 2018

Davidson Pledges to Continue Mission at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Upon assuming command of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson said the command must continue to work with allies and partners throughout the region and must deliver the readiness necessary to ensure the freedom of the seas and skies while producing a more lethal, integrated and interoperable combat force.

May 30, 2018

Pacific Command Change Highlights Growing Importance of Indian Ocean Area

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis stressed the importance of the Indian Ocean region of U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility and announced that the Defense Department is renaming the combatant command as U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

May 15, 2018

USS Milius Brings Enhanced Missile Defense to U.S. 7th Fleet

The USS Milius entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to join the forward-deployed naval forces in Japan.

May 3, 2018

U.S., Japanese Airmen Work Together During Training Exercise

U.S. and Japanese airmen convened at Chitose Air Base in Japan to conduct an exercise aimed at enhancing interoperability between the air forces of both nations.

April 13, 2018

U.S., Japan Commemorate World War II Battle of Peleliu

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and the Japan Self-Defense Force participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the island nation of Palau yesterday to remember the service members who lost their lives during the World War II Battle of Peleliu.

March 29, 2018

U.S., Indonesian Air Forces Conclude Exercise Cope West 2018

Exercise Cope West 2018, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces, concluded with a closing ceremony at the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia.

March 27, 2018

U.S., Japanese Sailors Complete Bilateral Exercise

The Carl Vinson Strike Group has completed a bilateral exercise in the Western Pacific with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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