October 13, 2021
Founded in 1776, the U.S. Navy is celebrating its 246th Birthday. Most recently the Navy has been conducting joint operations in the Philippine Sea. Here's the story...
PHILIPPINE SEA - U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) joined with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and the United Kingdom’s carrier strike group (CSG 21) led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 3.
The integrated at-sea operations brought together more than 15,000 Sailors across six nations and demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s ability to work closely with its unmatched network of alliances and partnerships in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 from Ronald Reagan is operating with CSG 1 from Carl Vinson for the first time during its 2021 deployment and marks the second time operating with UK CSG 21 and JS Ise this year.
“We are picking up right where we left off in 5th Fleet with the Queen Elizabeth team and building on what we started with the JMSDF after first leaving Japan,” said Rear Adm. Will Pennington, commander, Carrier Strike Group 5/Task Force 70. “Adding the fantastic Vinson team to this potent force dynamically displays our capabilities across all domains, keeping us ready to respond to a range of maritime challenges.”
October 7, 2021
October 6, 2021
by Dan Merry (excerpted 10/6/2021 from MOAA.org)
It has been a while since MOAA launched Advocacy in Action in April, calling on you to overcome the pandemic and once again meet with your legislators either virtually, via email, or over the phone. You made a difference despite all these logistical challenges, and we applaud the overall results: MOAA members contacted all 535 congressional offices, sent over 20,000 messages to the Hill, and conducted 350 meetings in various formats.
October 5, 2021
In a survey of more than 2,000 children of service members, findings indicate a need for more services and programs, according to advocates.
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