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PH, US navies set war games

THE VIEW FROM CHINA. US Marines storm a beach along the West Philippine Sea on Friday but only to simulate an amphibious landing during joint US-Philippines military exercises dubbed Balikatan 2014 at San Antonio, Zambales. This year’s war games focus on maritime security. The exercise came even as tensions simmer between the Philippines and China over rival claims to territory in the West Philippine Sea, part of the South China Sea within Manila’s 370-km exclusive economic zone.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/ INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to pay for Tubbataha damage ‘very soon’


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.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Smooth sailing for first Fil-Am to command US aircraft carrier

SKIPPER’S SELFIE Capt. Ronald Ravelo is all smiles in this selfie, which is posted on Facebook, during the change of command of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. He took over from his brother-in-law in a unique turnover at Victory Landing Park in Newport News, Virginia, on Aug. 7. Behind him are his crew and guests. PHOTO FROM USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN FACEBOOK PAGE

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.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Memorial Day Ceremony at USS Hornet Museum


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.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

US 7th fleet backs alliance with PH


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.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »