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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Visits South Korea
10/22/2017 11:56 AM EDT

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a port visit, Oct. 21.

Dawn Blitz 2017 Brings Realistic, Relevant Training to Navy—Marine Corps Team
10/22/2017 11:49 AM EDT

Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) kicked off amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017, Oct. 20.

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WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct

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The forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), maneuvers along the coast prior to a scheduled port visit in Busan, Republic of Korea. The port visit comes after routine operations in waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman (Released) 171021-N-AC117-236

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct

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U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), man the rails on the flight deck as the ship arrives for a scheduled port visit in Busan, Republic of Korea. The port visit comes after routine operations in waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman (Released) 171021-N-AC117-200

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Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

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Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip
10/22/2017 07:32 AM CDT

Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked yesterday on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, defense officials announced yesterday.

Mattis will begin his engagements during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers Meeting in the Philippines Oct. 23-25. He will meet with allies and partners from the region to discuss security challenges and shared interests, the officials said.

On Oct. 26, Mattis will lead a U.S. presidential delegation in Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the Royal Cremation Rites of late King Bhumobol Adulyadej. Glyn Davies, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, will also be a member of the delegation, they said.

The secretary concludes his trip with a visit to South Korea to co-chair the 49th annual Security Consultative Meeting with his South Korean counterpart Defense Minister Song Young-moo, defense officials said.

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Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

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Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS
10/21/2017 07:26 AM CDT

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 21, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets:

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USS Monterey Provides Assistance to Vessel
10/21/2017 12:14 PM EDT

The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided assistance to a commercial vessel in distress off the coast of Florida Oct. 20.

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USS Constitution Gets Underway and Celebrates 220 Years
10/21/2017 10:21 AM EDT

USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Oct. 20, in commemoration of the ship’s launching 220 years ago and the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday.