March 27, 2017
Exercise Tests Marines’ Air Crash Response, Security Skills
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan —
Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted exercise Tanuki Wrath, which serves as a building block for increasing proficiency in aircraft salvage and recovery and forward command and control.
March 23, 2017
Cope Tiger Participants Join Together for Community Event
KORAT ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE BASE, Thailand —
U.S., Thai and Singaporean service members participating in this year’s Cope Tiger exercise in Thailand joined together during a civic assistance program to give back to the local community.
March 21, 2017
Shanti Prayas Exercise Commences in Nepal
PANCHKHAL, Nepal —
Shanti Prayas III, a multinational peacekeeping exercise, kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Birendra Peace Operations Training Center in Panchkhal, Nepal.
March 20, 2017
U.S., South Korean Navies to Hold Partnership Exercises
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA —
U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
March 13, 2017
Pacific Allies, Partners Meet for Region’s First F-35 Symposium
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Experts from the United States and three Pacific nations are gathering at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the region's first symposium on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
March 7, 2017
Mattis Reaffirms U.S. Commitment in Call With Japan’s Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed North Korea’s latest missile launches in a phone conversation with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.
Feb. 17, 2017
Mattis, Australian Defense Minister Confer in Brussels
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed his admiration of the high-performing troops of the Australian armed forces during a meeting with his Australian counterpart, Defense Department spokesperson Navy Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said.
Feb. 14, 2017
Annual 'Cobra Gold' Exercise Commences In Thailand
The commander of U.S. Pacific Command hailed the annual, multinational Cobra Gold military training exercise in Thailand as a way to strengthen regional partnerships and improve readiness and responsiveness among exercise participants.
Feb. 13, 2017
U.S. Condemns North Korean Ballistic Missile Launch
The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s weekend ballistic missile launch and its other recent attempts and will take all necessary measures to deter and defeat threats to U.S. and ally territories and citizens, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Feb. 4, 2017
Mattis Says U.S. Remains Committed to Defense of Japan
The United States remains committed to the defense of Japan and stands ready to enhance its alliance for regional peace, prosperity and freedom, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Tokyo.