DVIDS – News – USS Charleston and USS Green Bay participate in Garuda Shield 2022
NATUNA SEA (August 12, 2022) – Two ships under the command of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 participated in the maritime phase of Exercise Garuda Shield 2022 in the Natuna Sea on August 3-4.
The Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) and the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) have joined the Indonesian Navy, known as Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), ships at sea to develop capabilities to address common maritime security priorities and concerns. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class stealth frigate RSS Supreme (73) and Endurance-class landing platform ship RSS Resolution (208) also participated in the Garuda Shield maritime phase. 2022.
“The United States and Indonesia have enjoyed a bilateral relationship for more than 70 years,” said Capt. Tom Ogden, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7. “We share an abiding common interest in an Indo-Pacific region more prosperous and more secure.We always look forward to exercises like Garuda Shield that clearly and consistently demonstrate the strength of our alliances and partnerships in the region.
TNI-AL assets that participated in the maritime phase included the Bung Tomo-class corvettes KRI Bung Tomo (357) and KRI John Lie (358), the Diponegoro-class corvette KRI Frans Kaisiepo (368), and the platform pier. Makassar class landing form KRI Makassar (590).
“The incorporation and integration of amphibious forces is an essential part of combined training that secures the freedom of the seas in the littorals and reaffirms U.S. combat commitments to our allies and partners throughout Indo- Pacific,” said Captain Severn B. Stevens, commanding officer of Green Bay.
The exercise featured complex sea training to demonstrate the forces’ ability to work together through numerous events, including divisional tactics designed to practice maneuvers as ships sail together in complex formations. Other areas of intervention included surface and littoral warfare, search and rescue, an artillery exercise, and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) events.
“Meeting our TNI-AL and RSN counterparts at sea gives us the opportunity to tailor LCS capabilities and interoperability,” said Cmdr. Clayton Beas, commanding officer of Charleston. “We greatly appreciate the time spent training and sailing with our partners as maritime nations with a common future and a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
Garuda Shield is an annual combined and joint exercise between the Indonesian National Armed Forces and the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) designed to enhance bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust and cooperation built over decades of shared experiences .
Green Bay, part of Amphibious Squadron 11, operates in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready strike force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Attached to DESRON 7, Charleston is on a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to work alongside allied and partner navies to ensure maritime security and stability, key pillars of a free Indo-Pacific and open.
As the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed destroyer squadron in Southeast Asia, DESRON 7 is the primary tactical and operational commander of littoral combat ships deployed on a rotational basis to Singapore, functions as a combatant commander in Expeditionary Strike Group 7 sea and builds partnerships through training exercises and military-to-military engagements.
Under the command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the 7th Fleet is the largest forward-deployed numbered fleet in the U.S. Navy, and regularly interacts and operates with 35 maritime nations to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
|Date posted:||13.08.2022 07:06|
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