April 17, 2017
Pence Thanks U.S., South Korean Troops at ‘Historic Frontier of Freedom’
Vice President Mike Pence spoke to U.S. and South Korean troops and answered their questions at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to its long-standing alliance with South Korea.
April 13, 2017
South Korean, U.S. Forces Exercise Logistics Capabilities
POHANG, South Korea —
On a bright and windy day, a gray U.S. Army landing craft utility ship loaded with tactical vehicles and other mission equipment to support exercise Operation Pacific Reach 2017 slowly makes its way to the Trident Pier causeway.
April 10, 2017
Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs Singapore for Western Pacific
USS CARL VINSON AT SEA —
Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore.
March 24, 2017
Defense Secretary Meets With Indian National Security Advisor
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold international laws and principles.
March 15, 2017
Pacific Partnership 2017 Shifts Focus to Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka —
U.S. and Sri Lankan service members exchanged best practices and lessons learned at the first bilateral symposium on humanitarian aid and disaster relief during Pacific Partnership 2017.
U.S.-South Korea Alliance Leaders Visit USS Carl Vinson
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea —
Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, said the U.S. and South Korea alliance continues to enhance interoperability and key capabilities to ensure security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the region.
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.
Exercise Cope North Concludes in Guam
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan —
At Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, exercise Cope North has concluded after more than 2,700 personnel and 100 aircraft challenged partner forces to integrate their local capabilities with regional allies.
March 1, 2017
Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance, Missile Defense
In a telephone call with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Han that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the defense of South Korea.
Feb. 24, 2017
Maritime Commanders Discuss Sea Service Priorities
The senior officers of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard discussed topics including “great power” competition, people and equipment and media relations at the West 2017 Naval Conference in San Diego.