US Pacific Fleet - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US Pacific Fleet


U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait during virus spat

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A US Pacific Fleet tweet confirms the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer, transited the strait

FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION. A view of the deck of the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer of the US Pacific Fleet, as it sails through the Taiwan Strait March 26, 2020. Photo from Twitter of US Pacific Fleet

U.S. admiral on VFA repeal: A little disappointing but relationship not lost

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:08 AM

US Pacific Fleet Commander John Aquilino is leading a port call of the aircraft carrier strike group Theodore Roosevelt in Vietnam, which uncharacteristically skipped the Philippines in its Indo-Pacific voyage

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Manila Bay on April 11, 2018. File photo by Rappler

Meet Fil-Am Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar

Jul 09, 2016 - 11:47 PM

It is hard work not gender according to Bolivar that has been a factor in her success

COMMANDER. Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, the first female Filipino-American official of the United States Armed Forces, talks about the role of women in peace and security and disaster response efforts. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Philippines cheers growing outcry over disputed sea

Jul 19, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Sec Coloma: there are additional voices supporting our move for a peaceful resolution to the debate over the South China Sea West Philippine Sea

TAKING A PEEK. Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, observes operations aboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a flight hosted by the Pelicans of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, flying over the South China Sea, July 18, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler R. Frase

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation – US

May 09, 2015 - 9:34 AM

China has expanded the acreage on the outposts it occupies by some four hundred times a US defense official says

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