Courtesy call by Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, VADM William R. MERZ to Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ONISHI Hiroyuki and Order Presentation Ceremony
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Matsukawa expressed her appreciation for Rear Admiral Fort’s dedication to the peace and stability of the region.
The training was Japan, U.S., Australia trilateral training held in Australia since 2013 and was the eigth time.
On June 4, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JS ATAGO conducted an exercise with electronic warfare aircraft EA-18Gs of the U.S. Navy in and above the Sea of Japan.
On June 22, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, ONISHI Hiroyuki bestowed the order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver on behalf of His Majesty the Emperor to Commander, U.S. Army Japan, Major General Viet X. Luong for his great contribution.
Vaccines were administered to employees at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
The GOJ and USFJ reaffirm their commitment to day-to-day close coordination, including with the local governments concerned, and between the respective health authorities, and to take the necessary actions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Japan.
They confirmed that JMSDF and U.S. Navy will continue to closely work together to further enhance the Japan-U.S. Alliance and to maintain and strengthen the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
JMSDF Ise trains with the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Shiloh, and USS Pecos.