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F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
February 14, 2019

F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In a first, U.S. F-35Bs dropped guided bombs on practice targets during a military exercise at sea in Asia this week.

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
January 23, 2019

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USSAmerica will be replacing the USS Wasp as the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in the region.
F-35B Stealth Fighter Deploys For 1st Time Aboard U.S. Navy Ship in Indo-Pacific
March 06, 2018

F-35B Stealth Fighter Deploys For 1st Time Aboard U.S. Navy Ship in Indo-Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A detachment of F-35Bs arrived aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship cruising in the Indo-Pacific region this week.

US Warship Capable of Operating F-35B Arrives in Japan
January 17, 2018

US Warship Capable of Operating F-35B Arrives in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The amphibious assault ship is replacing another forward deployed U.S. Navy flattop of the same class in the region.

US, ROK Navies Hold Military Drill off Korean Peninsula
October 16, 2017

US, ROK Navies Hold Military Drill off Korean Peninsula

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The naval exercise involves a U.S. carrier strike group and some of South Korea’s most advanced surface warships.

Firings, Reforms Follow US Navy Mishaps in Pacific Fleet
September 26, 2017

Firings, Reforms Follow US Navy Mishaps in Pacific Fleet

By Steven Stashwick
New policies and new commanders while collision investigations continue.

Is the US Seventh Fleet Unprepared to Operate at Sea?
September 12, 2017

Is the US Seventh Fleet Unprepared to Operate at Sea?

By Steven Stashwick
Japan-based ships lack same training and readiness standards as U.S.-based.
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
November 02, 2016

US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A joint U.S.-Japan military exercise will be held off Guam and Tinian in early November.

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