US 7th Fleet - updates

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China condemns U.S. navy sail-by in disputed South China Sea

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The US Navy says the USS Gabrielle Giffords littoral combat ship sailed near Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, and the USS Wayne E. Meyer guided-missile destroyer passed the Paracel Islands

DISPUTED WATERS. This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

U.S. Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin is relieved due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command a navy statement says He is replaced by Rear Admiral Phil Sawyer

DAMAGED. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (foreground), seen with a hole on its portside after a collision with a tanker, docks next to the USS America (behind) at Changi naval base in Singapore on August 22, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Spy plane trip to West PH Sea sign of US 'commitment' to Asian pivot

Mar 01, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The US 7th Fleet says the new P 8A aircraft is part of the Navy s commitment to the Pacific rebalance bringing latest technology to US 7th Fleet to ensure the U S is best postured to honor its commitment to regional security and stability

BILATERAL PATROL MISSION: Filipino pilots pose with aircrew members of Combat Air Crew Four and a P-8A Poseidon. US Navy photo

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

US Navy rules out Tubbataha fuel leak

Jan 25, 2013 - 8:57 PM

But it will likely take until Feb 1 or later to remove the USS Guardian from Tubbataha Reef