The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July 23 after nearly four months supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO.
Sailors are usually told to put their smartphones away at Navy driven events, however, at the Leadership, Equality and Diversity (LEAD) 2016 symposium held at the Fleet Theater here, July 21 they were told otherwise.
IWO TO, Japan - U.S. Sailors and Marines from the U.S. 7th Fleet staff
were warned to stay on the trails to keep safe from unexploded ordinance, poisonous snakes and other hazards on the historic volcanic island.
Rear Adm. Brian Hurley relieved Rear Adm. Charles Williams as commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) during a change of command ceremony, June 24. Hurley also assumed duties as commander, Task Force 73 and Singapore Area Coordinator for U.S. forces stationed in the region.