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Statement by Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Jamal Brown on the Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum for Updated Mask Guidelines for All DOD Installations and Other Facilities

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Deputy Secretary Hicks has directed that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor settings at Department of Defense installations and facilities in areas of substantial or high transmission, as defined by the CDC, to protect against rising COVID-19 cases.

7th Fleet Destroyer Transits Taiwan Strait

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TAIWAN STRAIT  –  The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit July 28 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law. The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.

NAVWAR Launches First Secret-Level DevSecOps Pipeline


SAN DIEGO - Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) announced the launch of the Navy’s first secret, commercial, cloud-enabled, development, security and operations (DevSecOps) pipeline, transforming how the Navy protects and manages access to data and applications across all mission areas.

U.S. 7th Fleet Task Forces 71, 75, 76 form SAG in the South China Sea


SOUTH CHINA SEA – Comprised of ships and personnel from three U.S. 7th Fleet task forces, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), and a detachment from Commander, Task Group (CTG) 75.1/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 joined together to form a Surface Action Group (SAG) while underway in the South China Sea.

U.S. Sixth Fleet Vice Commander Attends Bilateral Signing in Seychelles


PORT LOUIS, Seychelles - Rear Adm. Jeffrey Spivey, director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S Naval Forces Europe-Africa, vice commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, attended the official signing of the bilateral agreement between the United States and Seychellois Governments on Countering Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity Operations in conjunction with exercise Cutlass Express 21 on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Independence House Annex in Seychelles.


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