Chief of Naval Operations Visits Philippines, Highlights Importance of U.S.-Philippine Alliance

Manila, October 30, 2018 — Admiral John M. Richardson, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), visited the Philippines on October 28 and 29, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Philippine alliance to the Indo-Pacific region. While in the Philippines, Adm. Richardson met with Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Gen. ...
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U.S. and Philippines Strengthen Alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018

U.S. and Philippines Strengthen Alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018 Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific U.S. Navy San Fernando City, PHILIPPINES (NNS) – The U.S. and Philippines Navies kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama at Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar in San Fernando City, Philippines, July 9. The week-long engagement focuses on the full ...
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U.S. and Filipino Divers Practice Diving and Salvage Techniques on Shipwreck in Manila Bay

Manila, August 5, 2017 — This week, U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One (MDSU-1) and members of the Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group (PCGSOG) participated in a combined information exchange and diving survey on the sunken vessel MV Captain Ufuk in Manila Bay’s South Harbor. This exchange focused on ship ...
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U.S. and Philippine Navies Complete Coordinated Patrol in Southern Sulu Sea

Top left: Sailors assigned to littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) drive an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat to Philippine Navy ship Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) for personnel transfer.  The U.S. and Philippine navies are conducting a coordinated counter-piracy patrol to protect maritime commerce and enhance maritime security in the region by enhancing both navies’ ...
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U.S. and Philippine Naval Forces Enhance Cooperation, Strengthen Alliance during Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

Manila, June 19, 2017 — The U.S. and Philippine navies will participate in the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama June 19-25 in the vicinity of Cebu. Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama is designed to enhance the complexity and diversity of training opportunities, while strengthening the longstanding alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of the ...
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U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Reaffirms Commitment to Philippines, Strong Defense Ties with Philippine Leaders

Manila, June 14, 2017 — Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited the Republic of the Philippines June 11-14 to reaffirm the U.S. Navy’s strong partnership and ties with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. During his visit to the Philippines, Swift met with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano, Secretary ...
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