U.S. and Japan Conduct Joint Military Exercise

The forces conducted defense drills in the Philippine Sea.

Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers recently conducted military exercises with a Japanese helicopter destroyer, strengthening the cooperation between Japanese and U.S. forces. The Japan-based USS Ronald Reagan was joined by the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea, where they drilled a Multi-Large Deck Event with the JS Hyuga, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s helicopter carrier.

Captain Daryle Cardone, commander of the Ronald Reagan, emphasized during the exercise the importance of regular military drills with allies in the Indo-Pacific. “Having been here last year and this year we see each and every time that we interoperate with our partners that the exercises increase in complexity and depth,” he said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Admiral Samuel Paparo as he commands the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
  • For Captain Cardone as he commands the USS Ronald Reagan.
  • For Defense Secretary Austin to be prudent in his oversight of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Sources: Defense News, U.S. Pacific Fleet


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