Japan-U.S.-Australia-ROK multilateral exercise
On June 23rd, JMSDF JS MAKINAMI and USNavy MK-VI conducted bilateral training for the first time in the western waters and airspace of Guam.
Counterpiracy Exercise with CSG21
JMSDF submarine JS UZUSHIO and patrol aircraft P-1 conducted bilateral training with U.S.Navy patrol aircraft P-8A in the waters off the Kii Peninsula.
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.