Navy, Coast Guard Conduct Operations in Eastern Pacific

by By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felicito Rustique
14 June 2021  OCEAN (June 13, 2021) - The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard are
conducting integrated operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of
the Tri-Service Maritime Strategy.

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyers USS O'Kane (DDG 77), USS Howard (DDG
83), USS Chafee (DDG 90), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG
112) along with U.S. Coast Guard cutters USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757) and USCGC
Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) are operating together to promote joint force

"These operations enable the Navy-Coast Guard team to maintain our nation's
advantage at sea," said Cmdr. Scott Maloney, Murphy's commanding officer.
"Working with our Coast Guard counterparts has allowed us to expand
interoperability between our AEGIS weapons system and their unmanned
systems. The Coast Guard is an indispensable partner in an integrated,
all-domain naval force. Together, we remain ready to uphold maritime
governance, support partners, and counter malign behaviors throughout the

Maritime forces routinely operate together throughout the region to advance
freedom of navigation, the rule of law, and other principles that underpin
security in the Indo-Pacific.

"The U.S. Coast Guard provides a unique suite of capabilities and
authorities to the joint force that complements U.S. Navy assets and
capabilities," said Capt. Alan McCabe, Midgett's commanding officer.
"Combined operations like this one provide the Coast Guard an opportunity to
bolster our interoperability with the Navy and ensure readiness that
facilitates a free and open Indo-Pacific consistent with international rules
and norms."

As an integral part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet operates naval
forces in the Indo-Pacific in addition to providing realistic and relevant
training necessary to flawlessly execute our Navy's timeless roles of sea
control and power projection. U.S. 3rd Fleet works in close coordination
with other numbered Fleets to provide commanders with capable, ready forces
to deploy forward and win in day-to-day competition, in crisis, and in

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