7th Air Force Commander visits USS Shiloh to Strengthen Joint Defense

By USS Shiloh Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, Commander, U.S. 7th Air Force, visited USS Shiloh (CG 67), Feb. 23.

170223-N-UU870-004 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Charles Williams, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, right, meets with Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, Commander 7th Air Force, center, and Capt. Adam Aycock, Commanding Officer USS Shiloh (CG 67), aboard the bridge of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser.  Shiloh is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Xavier Phommavong/ Released)

170223-N-UU870-004 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2017) Rear Adm. Charles Williams, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, right, meets with Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson, Commander 7th Air Force, center, and Capt. Adam Aycock, commanding officer USS Shiloh (CG 67), aboard the bridge of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. Shiloh is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Xavier Phommavong/ Released)

During his visit, Bergeson met with Rear Adm. Charles Williams, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, and Capt. Adam Aycock, commanding officer, USS Shiloh.

The visiting 7th Air Force leaders watched a training evolution in Shiloh‘s Combat Information Center (CIC) to get a better understanding of the special skills and equipment needed to operate a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capable ship.

Leaders asked about the daily life for Sailors underway while maintaining the BMD watch.

Shiloh was underway for a 53 continuous-day period in 2016,” said Aycock. “We had three types of mail during that time: repair parts, personal packages, and ice cream. With those, Shiloh can stand the BMD watch at sea for long periods.”

Shiloh hosted the group to give senior leaders a better understanding of its operational capabilities. The visit also helped strengthen the joint partnership in BMD capable commands in 7th Fleet.

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