USS Benfold Arrives in Qingdao, China

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis, USS Benfold Public Affairs QINGDAO, China – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived in Qingdao, China, Aug. 8, for a scheduled port visit. Benfold’s visit advances maritime cooperation and encourages a positive naval relationship with the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) North Sea Fleet. “Sailors…

U.S. Navy, JMSDF Complete Annual Bilateral Training Exercise, Multi Sail 2016

By Ensign Soon Kwon, USS McCampbell (DDG 85) Public Affairs GUAM – Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed the annual bilateral training exercise Multi Sail 2016, March 11. The six-day exercise consisted of torpedo and missile shoots, surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training,…

U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force conduct warfare training during Multi Sail 2016

From Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs GUAM – Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) participate in the annual bilateral training exercise Multi Sail 2016, Mar. 6-11. Participants include six U.S. surface units, four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships, and a number of subsurface and…

Missile Defenders of the Year Recognized

By Ensign Christopher Dawson, USS Shiloh (CG 67) Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2016) – Eight individuals were recognized as Missile Defenders of the Year for integrated air and missile defense excellence, Feb. 12, during a ceremony held in the Officers’ Club of Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance recognized the…