A Japanese destroyer was operating alongside with American warships and has received an advanced biofuel from United States Navy fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) in Philippine Sea February 22. Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare (DD-106) received replenishment-at-sea with other US Navy vessels under John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG).
The said American strike group, providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, is the centrepiece of US Navy’s Great Green Fleet, aiming to make US Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower.
The Great Green Fleet (GGF) is a year-long initiative demonstrating Navy’s efforts to transform its energy use.
JCSSG consists of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
The strike group is participating in a number of exercises during this deployment. The group will also undergo training, integration and capacity building with US allies in Pacific region as part of an ongoing rotation of US forces supporting maritime security operations in waters around the world.
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