Source: United States Navy Pacific Fleet
The visit was part of Adm. Sam Paparo’s first to Japan since assuming command.
Exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower is an opportunity to rehearse naval integration and EABO.
Rear Adm. Robert Gaucher relieved Rear Adm. Douglas Perry during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.
The shift aligns the tactical control of ballistic-missile submarine forces at the same echelon across the Navy.
The training exercise will assess warfighting readiness and build capacity for the joint force.
Vice Adm. Steve Koehler relieved Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn to become the 3rd Fleet’s 31st commander during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma
The exercises lead up to the battalion’s final graded field training exercise, which certifies NMCB-3 is fit for deployment.
The move formalizes command and control of assigned naval surface forces within U.S. 7th Fleet.