Stars and Stripes stripes.com 21 Dec, 2020 08:30 am

USS John S. McCain trains with French and Japanese navies in the Philippine Sea

USS John S. McCain trains with French and Japanese navies in the Philippine Sea
While the 7th Fleet frequently trains with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, operations like last week's with the French navy are rare.

Easterday said in the statement.Ryan Mati in the statement said the opportunity to work with a partner nation’s submarine enhanced the crews “tactical mindset” and allowed them to “execute some of the best training in this warfare area.” Anti-submarine warfare is a cornerstone in surface Navy operations, Mati said in the statement.Hamasaki Shingo, said in the statement.

“Agile and advanced anti-submarine capabilities utilizing shipboard aircraft are an essential part of our maritime operations,” Shingo said in the statement., logs anti-submarine warfare reports while standing watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S.

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