JS OUMI conducted joint training with USS Dewey
November 3, JS OUMI conducted joint training with USS Dewey in the waters around Okinawa.
The Commanding Officer of JS OUMI, CAPT YOSHIFUKU Toshihiko stated, “We enhanced our tactical skills and interoperability between the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy, and improve our deterrence and response capability based on our strong alliance through this training. Including this ship, Japanese and the U.S. supply ships maintain the ability to mutually substitute for each other in offshore replenishment, to support various missions and activities of the JMSDF and the U.S. Naval vessels.”
Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with the U.S. Navy, safeguards the peace and security of Japan, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.