Global Statistics

All countries
45,393,188
Confirmed
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am
All countries
32,538,459
Recovered
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am
All countries
1,187,272
Deaths
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
45,393,188
Confirmed
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am
All countries
32,538,459
Recovered
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am
All countries
1,187,272
Deaths
Updated on October 30, 2020 9:12 am

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

U.S., Indonesian Navies Enhance Training Objectives

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...

#EndSARS Protest: @jidesanwoolu Estimates N1trn To Reconstruct Infrastructures At The Expense Of Lost Lives

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria's unity remains non-negotiable. The speaker made this...

#EndSars: Looting Sweeps Nigeria as Authorities Struggle With Unrest

Nigerian authorities struggled to halt looting across the country on Sunday as crowds defied curfew orders to ransack government warehouses in the...

#EndSars: Edo Youth Call On Governor Obaseki to Adhere to Top Priority Needs

Benin City: The youth of Edo State have presented a 5-top priority needs to Gov. Godwin Obaseki in a bid to holding...

By Logistics Group Western Pacific

SURABAYA, Indonesia, Sept. 7, 2017 — The U.S. and Indonesian navies have come together for the 23rd iteration of a bilateral exercise and skills exchange called Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, or CARAT.

The exercise began today and continues through Sept. 13.

Taking place on the ground here and in the waters and airspace of the Java and Bali seas, the training is aimed at deepening maritime security cooperation between the United States and Indonesia.

“As maritime nations with shared values and common strategic interests, the United States and Indonesia enjoy a comprehensive and growing naval partnership based on mutual respect,” said Navy Rear Adm. Donald D. Gabrielson, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific and Task Force 73.

“The United States respects Indonesia’s role as a regional leader in maritime security and we want to help Indonesia enhance its ability to preserve stability and protect its resources,” Gabrielson said. “CARAT deepens our maritime partnership and has served as a critical building block of trust, familiarity and friendship with our Indonesian partners for more than 23 years. We see mutual benefits whenever our navies work together.”

More than 300 U.S. sailors and Marines will participate in CARAT Indonesia alongside their counterparts from the Indonesian navy. The exercise will feature complex at-sea training in surface warfare; visit, board, search and seizure anti-piracy drills; a gunnery exercise; and maritime patrol operations.

Exchanging Best Practices

Additionally, personnel from both nations will exchange best practices on naval tactics during a series of military seminars ashore. Numerous skills exchanges in maritime domain awareness, aviation seminars, military law, and surface warfare symposia are planned during the shore phase of the exercise.

The U.S. 7th Fleet and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force bands will conduct numerous cultural outreach engagements with the Indonesian navy’s eastern fleet band for local citizens here.

“The Indonesian navy is a valuable partner working cooperatively to ensure a secure maritime domain,” said Navy Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7. “CARAT Indonesia provides a unique opportunity for both navies to work together even closer and enhance our mutual capabilities.”

U.S. units participating in the exercise include the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force.

Indonesia has been part of the CARAT exercise series since it began in 1995. After more than two decades of annual training events between the armed forces, CARAT Indonesia remains a model for cooperation that has evolved in complexity and enables both navies to refine operations and tactics in response to both traditional and nontraditional maritime security challenges, exercise officials said.

CARAT Indonesia is part of a broader bilateral exercise series the U.S. Navy conducts with partner navies in South and Southeast Asia to address shared maritime security priorities, strengthen maritime partnerships and enhance interoperability among participating forces.

Task Force 73 and Destroyer Squadron 7 conduct planning, organize resources and directly support the execution of maritime exercises such as the bilateral CARAT series, the naval engagement activity with Vietnam, Pacific Partnership, and the multilateral Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training.

Hot Topics

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...

#EndSARS Protest: @jidesanwoolu Estimates N1trn To Reconstruct Infrastructures At The Expense Of Lost Lives

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria's unity remains non-negotiable. The speaker made this...

Related Articles

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...

#EndSARS Protest: @jidesanwoolu Estimates N1trn To Reconstruct Infrastructures At The Expense Of Lost Lives

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria's unity remains non-negotiable. The speaker made this...