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pacific fleet commander announces unexpected retirement


passed over for higher command, u.s. navy adm. scott swift on monday announced his unexpected retirement as commander of the pacific fleet."i have been informed by the chief of naval operations that i will not be his nominee to replace adm. (harry) harris as the commander, u.s. pacific command,” swift wrote in a prepared statement to the san diego union-tribune.“in keeping with tradition and in loyalty to the navy, i have submitted my request to retire. i do so with great appreciation and gratitude for the honor of having served so many sailors and their families for what will be 40 years in january.”traditionally, the hawaii-based pacific fleet commander takes the helm of pacific command upon the retirement of its commander, but it’s not always the case. adm. samuel jones locklear iii, th






u.s. navy dismisses 7th fleet commander after deadly uss john s. mccain crash


the commander of u.s. pacific fleet, dismissed aucoin "due to a loss of confidence."        






u.s. pacific fleet commander reassures allies in asia


america’s allies in asia feel “angst” over security as washington’s commitments come under question, said pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift, adding that he reassures them the u.s. will back up words with action.






u.s. pacific fleet commander reassures allies in asia


singapore—america’s allies and partners in asia are feeling angst over security matters as washington’s commitments come under question, u.s. pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift said.adm. swift, who oversees u.s. navy assets in the pacific, said during an interview on monday with media outlets in singapore that his goal is to work with asian navies on security issues including north korea and piracy—but that he has had to...






u.s. allies in asia are anxious, pacific fleet commander says


singapore—america’s allies and partners in asia are feeling angst over security matters as washington’s commitments come under question, u.s. pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift said.adm. swift, who oversees u.s. navy assets in the pacific, said during an interview on monday with media outlets in singapore that his goal is to work with asian navies on security issues including north korea and piracy—but that he has had to...






u.s. pacific fleet commander reassures allies in asia


singapore—america’s allies and partners in asia feel “angst” over security matters as washington’s commitments come under question, u.s. pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift said.adm. swift, who oversees u.s. navy assets in the pacific, said during an interview monday with media outlets in singapore that his goal is to work with asian navies on security issues from north korea to piracy—but that he has had to reassure allies...






vice admiral requests early retirement date from navy


the navy’s head of surface forces, vice adm. tom rowden, wants to speed up his retirement several months as the military branch responds to repeated warship collisions in the western pacific.in an email sent thursday, shortly after a long meeting with pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift, rowden asked chief of naval operations adm. john richardson to let him retire earlier than planned — around april instead of in the summer.neither richardson nor the new secretary of the navy, richard v. spencer, must accept the retirement or the request to accelerate the process.in yokosuka, japan, meeting with navy officials, rowden could not be reached by the san diego union-tribune on monday.declining to address the email’s timing and multiple other questions posed to them, rowden’s coronado-based






vice admiral requests early retirement date while navy fires commanders


the navy’s head of surface forces, vice adm. tom rowden, wants to speed up his retirement several months as the military branch responds to repeated warship collisions in the western pacific.in an email sent thursday, shortly after a long meeting with pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift, rowden asked chief of naval operations adm. john richardson to let him retire earlier than planned — around april instead of in the summer.neither richardson nor the new secretary of the navy, richard v. spencer, must accept the retirement or the request to accelerate the process.in yokosuka, japan, meeting with navy officials, rowden could not be reached by the san diego union-tribune on monday.declining to address the email’s timing and multiple other questions posed to them, rowden’s coronado-based






commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says some remains of navy sailors were found


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presssingapore (ap) — commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says some remains of navy sailors were found in a compartment of uss john mccain.the associated press






navy to replace commander of u.s. 7th fleet after latest collision near singapor


the u.s. navy plans to relieve the commander of the fleet that experienced four major collisions in asian waters this year, resulting in the deaths of several sailors, u.s. officials said tuesday.vice adm. joseph aucoin, the commander of the u.s. 7th fleet, which oversees naval operations in the asia-pacific, is set to be dismissed wednesday after the high-profile collisions.the move comes less than a week after the navy announced a rare pause in operations for a fleet-wide safety review following the pre-dawn collision of a guided-missile destroyer and an oil tanker that left 10 sailors missing near singapore.there had been no finding of fault against aucoin because the navy is in the midst of an exhaustive review on the cause of the deadly incidents.the dismissal was first announced by t






commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says a number of bodies found on uss john mc


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presssingapore (ap) — commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says a number of bodies found on uss john mccain, one body found by malaysia.the associated press






navy replaces commander of u.s. 7th fleet after latest collision near singapore


the u.s. navy announced wednesday it has relieved the commander of the fleet that experienced four major collisions in asian waters this year, resulting in the deaths of several sailors.vice adm. joseph aucoin, the commander of the u.s. 7th fleet, which oversees naval operations in the asia-pacific, was dismissed "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command" by adm. scott swift, commander of u.s. pacific fleet.the navy said rear adm. phil sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position, will assume command immediately.the move comes less than a week after the navy announced a rare pause in operations for a fleet-wide safety review following the pre-dawn collision of a guided-missile destroyer and an oil tanker that left 10 sailors missing -- and presumed dea






us officials: navy 7th fleet commander to be removed


tokyo (ap) — the commander of the navy’s 7th fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the pacific this year, two u.s. officials said wednesday.one official said that vice adm. joseph aucoin was being removed because of the leadership’s loss of confidence in his ability to command. both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.the move follows four navy accidents in the pacific since late january, including two that left sailors dead and missing.“while each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation,” pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift said late tuesday. the navy previously announced a broad review of the japan-based 7th fleet’s performance in light of the incidents.most read stori






us officials: navy 7th fleet commander to be removed


tokyo — the commander of the navy's 7th fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the pacific this year, two u.s. officials said wednesday.one official said that vice adm. joseph aucoin was being removed because of the leadership's loss of confidence in his ability to command. both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.the move follows four navy accidents in the pacific since late january, including two that left sailors dead and missing."while each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," pacific fleet commander adm. scott swift said late tuesday. the navy previously announced a broad review of the japan-based 7th fleet's performance in light of the incidents.seven sailors died i






navy dismisses 7th fleet commander after warship accidents


the u.s. navy dismissed the commander of the asia-based 7th fleet on wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the pacific.a two-sentence statement said adm. scott swift, commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, had relieved vice adm. joseph aucoin "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command."the move follows four navy accidents in the pacific since late january, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing."while each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," swift said earlier.he said the navy will carry out a "deliberate re-set" of all its ships in the pacific, focused on navigation, mechanical systems and bridge resource management. it will include training and an expert assessment of each






navy dismisses 7th fleet commander after warship accidents


the u.s. navy dismissed the commander of the asia-based 7th fleet on wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the pacific.a two-sentence statement said adm. scott swift, commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, had relieved vice adm. joseph aucoin "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command."the move follows four navy accidents in the pacific since late january, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing."while each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," swift said earlier.he said the navy will carry out a "deliberate re-set" of all its ships in the pacific, focused on navigation, mechanical systems and bridge resource management. it will include training and an expert assessment of each






navy dismisses 7th fleet commander after warship accidents


tokyo — the commander of the navy's asia-based 7th fleet was dismissed wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the pacific.a two-sentence statement issued by the navy said adm. scott swift, commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, had relieved vice adm. joseph aucoin "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command."the move follows four navy accidents in the pacific since late january, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing."while each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," swift said late tuesday.he said the navy will carry out a "deliberate re-set" of all its ships in the pacific, focused on navigation, mechanical systems and bridge resource management. it will include training and an






north korea crisis strengthens alliances, u.s. naval commander says


seoul—pyongyang’s recent string of missile and nuclear tests has brought the u.s. closer to its allies in tokyo and seoul, rather than dividing them as north korean leader kim jong un had hoped, a top u.s. naval commander said.the remarks from adm. scott swift, commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, come amid signs of friction between the u.s. and south korea, and warnings that north korea appears to be planning to test-launch another...






navy's third fleet splashes through the south china sea


when the navy’s supercarrier carl vinson slipped out of san diego nearly two months ago and steamed toward hawaii, it marked the first time since world war ii that the third fleet prowled the pacific ocean under its own command.now sharing the eastern stretches of the pacific with the navy’s japan-based seventh fleet, carrier strike group one was bisecting the south china sea thursday morning, steaming between the philippines and china.and so far the “third fleet forward” experiment is going great, according to the group’s commander at sea, rear adm. james kilby.  “the third fleet forward concept is working really well,” said kilby during a telephone interview with the san diego union-tribune, the whoosh of jets catapulting off the vinson’s flight deck above him.“i can’t be more proud of t






u.s. navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions


washington—the u.s. navy plans to remove the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in asia and the deaths of several sailors, u.s. officials said tuesday.navy officials declined to comment. but two u.s. officials familiar with the matter said that vice adm. joseph aucoin, the three-star commander of the u.s. seventh fleet in yokosuka, japan, will be relieved of command on wednesday in connection with four...






third fleet's carrier strike force diverts from australia, sails toward north ko


the navy third fleet’s forward-deployed carrier armada is making its way to north korea, where the regime of kim jong-un continues to test missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.the carl vinson strike group departed singapore and, instead of traveling to its previously intended destination of australia, headed north on orders from adm. harry harris, commander of the u.s. pacific command in hawaii. his decision followed both a recent visit to washington, d.c., and thursday’s missile barrage on a syrian airfield in a show of american force designed to prod syria president bashar al-assad to quit using chemical weapons on his citizens.dave benham, spokesman for the command, called the strategy of diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maint






third fleet's carrier strike force diverts from australia, sails toward north ko


the navy third fleet’s forward-deployed carrier armada is making its way to north korea, where the regime of kim jong-un continues to test missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.the carl vinson strike group departed singapore and, instead of traveling to its previously intended destination of australia, headed north on orders from adm. harry harris, commander of the u.s. pacific command in hawaii. his decision followed both a recent visit to washington, d.c., and thursday’s missile barrage on a syrian airfield in a show of american force designed to prod syria president bashar al-assad to quit using chemical weapons on his citizens.dave benham, spokesman for the command, called the strategy of diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maint






navy to relieve admiral in charge of 7th fleet after deadly disasters


the navy will relieve the senior admiral in charge of the service's 7th fleet based in japan in response to four embarrassing accidents this year, two of which killed sailors at sea, two u.s. officials said.vice adm. joseph aucoin will be removed from his job formally wednesday, the officials said. the incidents include the deadly collision monday of the destroyer uss john s. mccain with a much heavier oil tanker off singapore, and a june 17 accident in which the destroyer uss fitzgerald was ripped open by a larger japanese container ship. seven sailors were killed in the fitzgerald disaster, and at least some of the 10 sailors reported missing from the mccain are dead, adm. scott swift, the commander of u.s. pacific fleet, said tuesday.aucoin has been the 7th fleet commander since septemb






admiral, sower of berkeley wildflowers made history 75 years ago – the mercury n


admiral chester nimitz, the commander of the pacific fleet during world war ii, became a national hero during the pivotal battle for control of midway 75 years ago this week, nowhere more than in the bay area, where he was a presence before and after the war.the small but strategic midway atoll was the target of japanese invasion forces and nimitz, planning moves and issuing orders from pearl harbor, successfully anticipated and defended against the action. a loss in the battle, which unfolded from june 3 to 7, 1942, and was fought almost entirely in the air, could have decimated what was left of the united states naval strength in the pacific theatre after the attack on pearl harbor on dec. 7, 1941. it would also have given japanese forces a strategic location for possible attacks on the






admiral, sower of berkeley wildflowers, made history 75 years ago – the mercury


admiral chester nimitz, the commander of the pacific fleet during world war ii, became a national hero during the pivotal battle for control of midway 75 years ago this week, nowhere more than in the bay area, where he was a presence before and after the war.the small but strategic midway atoll was the target of japanese invasion forces and nimitz, planning moves and issuing orders from pearl harbor, successfully anticipated and defended against the action. a loss in the battle, which unfolded from june 3 to 7, 1942, and was fought almost entirely in the air, could have decimated what was left of the united states naval strength in the pacific theatre after the attack on pearl harbor on dec. 7, 1941. it would also have given japanese forces a strategic location for possible attacks on the






u.s. warships heading toward north korea amid secretary of state's tough talk


the navy third fleet’s forward-deployed carrier armada is making its way to north korea, where the regime of kim jong-un continues to test missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.the carl vinson strike group departed singapore and, instead of traveling to its previously intended destination of australia, headed north on orders from adm. harry harris, commander of the u.s. pacific command in hawaii. his decision followed both a recent visit to washington, d.c., and thursday’s missile barrage on a syrian airfield in a show of american force designed to prod syria president bashar al-assad to quit using chemical weapons on his citizens.dave benham, spokesman for the command, called the strategy of diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maint






navy orders probe into pacific fleet after destroyer, oil tanker collision


the u.s. navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the pacific-based 7th fleet after the uss john s. mccain collided with an oil tanker in southeast asia, leaving 10 u.s. sailors missing and five injured.it was the second major collision in two months involving the 7th fleet. seven sailors died in june when the uss fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off japan.vessels and aircraft from the u.s., indonesia, singapore and malaysia were searching for the missing sailors. four other sailors were evacuated by a singaporean navy helicopter to a hospital in the city-state for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the navy said. a fifth was taken to the hospital by ambulance after the destroyer arrived in singapore under its own power, the mariti






navy dismisses 7th fleet commander joseph aucoin, cites loss of confidence in hi


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navy chief orders probe into pacific fleet after navy destroyer, oil tanker coll


the u.s. navy ordered a broad investigation monday into the performance and readiness of the pacific-based 7th fleet after the uss john s. mccain collided with an oil tanker in southeast asian waters, leaving 10 u.s. sailors missing and others injured.it was the second major collision in the past few months involving the navy's 7th fleet. seven sailors died in june when the uss fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off japan.vessels and aircraft from the u.s., indonesia, singapore and malaysia were searching for the missing sailors. four other sailors were evacuated by a singaporean navy helicopter to a hospital in the city-state for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the navy said. a fifth was taken to the hospital by ambulance after the destroyer arrived in singapor






navy orders 7th fleet review amid search for 10 from mccain


singapore — the u.s. navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the pacific-based 7th fleet after the uss john s. mccain and an oil tanker collided in southeast asia, leaving 10 u.s. sailors missing and five injured.it was the second major collision in two months involving the 7th fleet. seven sailors died in june when the uss fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off japan.vessels and aircraft from the u.s., indonesia, singapore and malaysia were searching for the missing sailors. four other sailors were evacuated by a singaporean navy helicopter to a hospital in the city-state for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the navy said. a fifth was taken to the hospital by ambulance after the destroyer arrived in singapore under its own power,






top u.s. commander for asia warns of heavy casualties in event of korean war


washington—the pentagon’s top commander for asia stressed the need for a diplomatic solution to the escalating standoff with north korea while foreshadowing the grim outcome of a possible war on the korean peninsula in congressional testimony wednesday.adm. harry harris, commander of the u.s. pacific command, said the u.s. goal in a standoff with north korean leader kim jong un isn’t war, and that while the american military has...






uss john s. mccain: us navy sacks joseph aucoin as fleet commander


image copyrightreutersimage caption vice adm joseph aucoin was due to retire from his position in the coming weeks the us navy has dismissed vice adm joseph aucoin as commander of the seventh fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in asia. ten sailors are still missing after the uss john s mccain collided with an oil tanker near singapore on monday.navy officials say human remains have since been found in sealed compartments on board the ship, which is now in port in singapore.the crash was the fourth such incident in a year.in a statement, the navy said it had lost confidence in vice adm aucoin's ability to command. the seventh fleet, based in yokosuka, japan, is the largest forward-­deployed fleet in the us navy, with some 50 to 70 vessels and submarines.vice adm aucoi






7 reported missing after u.s. navy ship collides with merchant ship off japan


seven u.s. sailors are missing after a guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of japan, according to u.s. officials.the fitzgerald sustained significant damage in the predawn hours of saturday local time and the ship's commander, cmdr. bryce benson, has been evacuated via helicopter.benson was transferred to u.s. naval hospital yokosuka and is reportedly in stable condition. two sailors also were taken to the yokosuka facility with bruises and lacerations."right now we are focused on two things: the safety of the ship and the well-being of the sailors," said adm. scott swift, commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, in a statement. "we thank our japanese partners for their assistance."the navy, along with the japanese coast guard, is searching for the seven at sea






navies search for 10 us sailors as 7th fleet review ordered


singapore (ap) — three navies searched southeast asian waters for 10 missing u.s. sailors for a second day tuesday as the navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the pacific-based 7th fleet after the uss john s. mccain and an oil tanker collided east of singapore.aircraft from the amphibious assault ship uss america and ships and aircraft from the navies of malaysia and singapore were focusing their search east of the city-state where the two vessels collided around daybreak monday at an approach to a busy shipping lane.the guided missile destroyer is now docked at singapore’s naval base and its crew is working on emptying compartments that flooded when the collision ruptured the mccain’s hull at its waterline, the 7th fleet said in a statement. ship repair






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us says some remains of sailors found on uss john mccain


singapore — the commander of the u.s. pacific fleet said some remains of navy sailors were found in a compartment of the uss john mccain on tuesday, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in southeast asian waters left 10 sailors missing.adm. scott swift also said at a news conference in singapore that malaysian officials had found one body, which had yet to be identified.the focus of the search for the missing sailors shifted tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. the collision on monday tore a gaping hole in the mccain's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. five sailors were injured."the divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today,"






trump holds calls with putin, leaders from europe and asia


washington – president donald trump had an hourlong discussion urday with russian president vladimir putin, the first since trump umed office last week, raising questions over the fate of u.s. sanctions against moscow and whether the two will look to enhance military cooperation against the islamic state in iraq and the levant.the white house provided a thin readout on the call between the two leaders, saying it was "a significant start to improving the relationship between the united states and russia that is in need of repair." the two leaders discussed "a range in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating [isil] to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including syria," the white house statement said.a white house official later said sanctions did not