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Last year at the Observer Research Foundation’s Raisina Dialogue, ADM Harris challenged the United States and India to be “ambitious together,” enhancing cooperation and innovation to meet longstanding challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. This year, the PACOM commander returned to report that our countries’ cooperation has grown “so upward, it’s through the roof.”

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PACOM chief touts US-India cooperation on seas, anti-terrorism

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01/19/2017 at 23:06. Facebook
Lightning has struck Japan! U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fighters — which will operate from USS WASP LHD 1 after it is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan later this year — arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on Wednesday, bringing advanced capabilities to the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The VMFA 121 Green Knights are the world's first operational F-35B squadron, and will fly the first 5th-generation...
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U.S. Army Major General William Dean became the first American service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in the Korean War. The commander of the 24th Infantry Division was the highest-ranking prisoner of war to be held by North Korean forces; he was captured by the North after the Battle of Taejon, where his leadership was instrumental in allowing U.S. forces to secure the...
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Army Commander Leads by Example, Earns Korean War’s 1st MoH | DoDLive

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01/18/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Watch live as ADM Harry Harris delivers a keynote address to international leaders at the 2nd Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India. The U.S.-India strategic relationship has been called the most consequential of the 21st century; the world's two largest democracies are uniquely poised to advance peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and worldwide. [ Youtu.be Link ]

Raisina 2017 Live Stream

The Raisina Dialogue is a manifestation of a new thinking, and of the perceived need for India to help sculpt and collaborate in the crafting of the discours...

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts its first underway replenishment and flight operations as Carrier Strike Group One steams for the Western Pacific. Vinson and her Strike Group will take part in bilateral training with allies and partners throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

For the first time since World War II, a U.S. Navy CSG will operate under Commander,...
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The U.S. Army in Japan took part in First Jump exercises with the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces (JGSDF) for the first time this year. The exercise was just the first of many with our steadfast allies and friends in Japan this year.
The world’s first operational squadron of U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fighters makes the transit toward its forward base at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. VMFA-121 will provide a true force multiplier for forward-deployed forces in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
The DARPA Strategic Capabilities Office has conducted a successful test of an autonomous micro-drone swarm consisting of over 100 individual drones. The capabilities demonstrated in this test - collective decision-making, adaptive formation flight, and self-healing - will advance our development of autonomous weapons systems, helping the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) stay ahead of our...
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Vice Admiral Nora Tyson, Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, remembers the legendary World War II Admiral "Bull" Halsey as Carrier Strike Group One, led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sets sail for the Western Pacific. The deployment is the first to the region by a Carrier Strike Group under Third Fleet command since Halsey commanded the fleet in WWII.

Navy's Third Fleet returns to World War II roots

U.S. Army researchers have demonstrated 3D-printed UAVs that can be designed and printed on-demand for short-notice operations in remote locations.

Army researchers demonstrate 3-D printed drones

The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command invited engineers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to Fort Benning, Georgia, to showcase two hot t...

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group departs Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The Strike Group will conduct bilateral exercises with allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
Pacific Marines of the 1st Marine Division train in division-scale warfighting to both demonstrate and enhance their capabilities at Camp Pendleton, California.
The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) partnered with the Government of India and Indian Air Force to locate the remains of downed United States Air Force airmen in the Himalayas. DPAA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are committed to the recovery of all U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, no matter how far from home they might be. #UntilTheyAreHome

U.S. and India Search for WWII American Airmen | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India

As we celebrate the new year, we also celebrate turning 70 today!

Even though we're America's oldest unified combatant command, we're still ready to fight tonight!

Learn how we've progressed from 1947 to 2017: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
In March of 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Tohoku. The 9.1 magnitude quake was the most powerful ever to strike Japan, and generated 130-foot tsunami waves. The earthquake and tsunami devastated whole cities in Northeast Japan, and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In response, U.S. Forces Japan (在日米軍司令部) immediately launched a...
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The New Year is rapidly approaching - and with it, our 70th birthday! As the oldest and largest U.S. Combatant Command, we've accomplished a great deal throughout our #70YearsOfService. Those accomplishments are made possible not only through the incredible devotion and skill of our own Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, but through valued and enduring partnerships with nations like...
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U.S. amphibious forces at Camp Pendleton, California, take part in an amphibious assault operation at the final Exercise Kernel Blitz in 2001. Kernel Blitz was an Amphibious Task Force exercise series designed to strengthen U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps integration for large-scale operations. Today, the #BlueGreen team receives the same joint training through Exercise Dawn Blitz and Bold...
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"The world needs the spirit of tolerance and the power of reconciliation now -- and especially now."

Highlights from remarks at the USS Arizona Memorial by both Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe showcased the power of reconciliation together at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 27.

Abe offered his "sincerest and everlasting condolences" to the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago. Abe is the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit the USS Arizona Memorial.