Around 4,000 troops from both the Philippine and United States navies will take part in this year’s Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise which kicks off Monday at 10 a.m. at Naval Forces West headquarters in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan province.
By Matikas Santos
The United States will “very soon” have an announcement about the compensation for the damage to Tubbataha Reef when a US Navy ship was grounded there in 2013.
He doesn’t think he’s any more special than his fellow Navy officers but Capt. Ronald Ravelo made history by becoming the first Filipino-American to command an aircraft carrier in the US Navy after taking command of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 7, taking over from his brother-in-law Capt. Karl Thomas.
The USS Hornet Museum, the renowned aircraft carrier now a San Francisco Bay Area landmark, is again hosting a special Memorial Day ceremony, on Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
By Tarra Quismundo
The chief of the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet has reaffirmed the alliance between the United States and the Philippines amid negotiations between the two countries on an agreement that will allow greater US military presence in the country.