United States Navy Patrol in the West Philippine Sea During Julian Felipe Reef Standoff

Published on April 30, 2021 by

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group conducted joint training in the West Philippine Sea. The U.S. Navy air strike group consists of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing 11, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (C.G. 52), Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). The USS Makin Island’s group also consisted of amphibious assault ships, the USS Somerset and USS San Diego.

During the exercise, the Navy deploys several fighters and surveillance aircraft and conducts several simulations. Aside from it, the U.S Navy observes several Chinese Navy warships, including its aircraft carrier.

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