Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 completed the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) on April 21.
COMPTUEX is an exercise that tests a strike group’s ability to work and operate as one cohesive unit in a simulated real-world-scenario based training environment.
Michigan’s arrival to South Korea was seen as a show of force to North Korea which was celebrating 85 years of the founding of its military.
The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy is the first of two 58 metre patrol vessels that will be chartered by the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy, which awarded the A$63 million contract to Austal in December 2015.
Following a three-day port call, the warships will join their French Navy counterparts to take part in the bilateral exercise Varuna.
The Varuna was first organized by the two countries in 2000 while the last iteration took place off the Indian coast.