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3 U.S. carrier visits to Philippines show America cares – envoy

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The carrier visits show 'we care about developments in the South China Sea,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim as America celebrates its 242nd Independence Day

'AMERICA CARES.' The visits to the Philippines of 3 US carriers, including USS Ronald Reagan (in photo), show that America cares about developments in the South China Sea, says US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. Photo from US Indo-Pacific Command

U.S. carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip

HISTORIC. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.  Photo by Chan Nhu / AFP

U.S. seeks to continue 'working closely' with Philippine military

Feb 18, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'The Philippines is one of our 5 allies in the region. We've had a close relationship for a very long time and we want to continue that relationship,' says a spokesman of the US Navy's Carl Vinson Strike Group

US AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Carl Vinson arrives in Manila for a routine port call

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

Chinese warships to visit Davao Sunday

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People s Liberation Army Navy

'All on me:' U.S. admiral takes blame in carrier to North Korea fiasco

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Admiral Harry Harris: Where I failed was to communicate that adequately to the press and the media so that is all on me

In this file photo, the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

USS Carl Vinson in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED The US aircraft carrier and other American warships begin drills with their Japanese counterparts in the Philippine Sea

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea. Photo by U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released

U.S. to honor refugee deal with Australia – Pence

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence also seeks to clear the waters about the location of US supercarrier Carl Vinson that was supposedly steaming towards North Korea

CONTROVERSIAL DEAL. US Vice President Mike Pence says the US will honor a controversial refugee deal with Australia. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. naval armada to be in Sea of Japan in days

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Tensions between the US and North Korea have soared in recent weeks following a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a 6th nuclear test

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class ZA Landers

U.S. fighter pilot with Korea-bound carrier had to eject – navy

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:40 AM

According to a statement from the US Seventh Fleet the unidentified pilot of the F A 18 Super Hornet fighter jet was picked up by helicopter from waters of the Celebes Sea between Indonesia and the Philippines

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Apr 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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U.S. tries to clear waters after North Korea 'armada' confusion

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:24 AM

Critics pounce on the discrepancy as a dangerous miscommunication saying it fed into North Korea s narrative that America is all bluster and doesn t follow through on threats

NOT NEAR KOREA. In this US Navy photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is shown transiting the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Trump's USS Carl Vinson 'armada' still far from North Korea – official

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:51 AM

The naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson is still off the northwest coast of Australia

NOT NEAR KOREA. In this US Navy photo, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is shown transiting the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Xi urges peaceful resolution of North Korea tensions in Trump call

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:10 PM

A barrage of recent North Korean missile tests have stoked US fears that Pyongyang may soon have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the US mainland

FIRST MEETING. In this photo, US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump seeks options for eliminating North Korea nuke threat

Apr 09, 2017 - 10:55 PM

3rd UPDATE US President Donald Trump wants to know the range of options for dealing with Pyongyang says his national security adviser

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers

U.S. Navy strike group heads toward Korean Peninsula

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:52 AM

The Carl Vinson Strike Group led by the aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson is sent to the area as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class ZA Landers

IN PHOTOS: PH officials aboard USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED The United States Navy gives a tour of the massive aircraft carrier as it conducts routine operations in the disputed waters

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

WATCH: On board USS Carl Vinson: Show of force in the South China Sea?

Mar 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Rappler s Camille Elemia tours the naval vessel USS Carl Vinson

Escalating air war on ISIS not the answer – US general

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:59 AM

General Martin Dempsey appealed for strategic patience in the fight against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria

A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DOD) on 10 February 2015 shows an F-22 Raptor, departed from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, USA, being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker on their way to Iraq, 30 January 2015. Sgt Perry Aston/US Air Forces Central Command/EPA

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for ISIS fight

Feb 23, 2015 - 3:39 PM

UPDATED Four Rafale fighter jets took off in the morning from the carrier as it sailed about 200 km 120 miles off the coast north of Bahrain in the direction of Iraq

The French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is seen moored in the Toulon military harbor, France, 02 September 2013. SSebastien Nogier/EPA