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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:50 PM

U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducted a "routine" transit of the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the U.S. Navy said, as China sent more fighter jets into Taiwan's air defence zone and a Chinese carrier group drilled near Taiwan.

"The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows," the U.S. Navy said in a statement.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-warship-transits-taiwan-strait-amid-china-tensions/ar-BB1fnUZ9

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 08:19 AM

1. The seventh fleet is in the South China Sea as well

SOUTH CHINA SEA - The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea April 4 to conduct routine operations.

This is the second time TRCSG has entered the South China Sea during its 2021 deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
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The TRCSG consists of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). TRCSG’s operability in the region directly supports the Chief of Naval Operation’s navigation plan to master all-domain fleet operations, and exercise with like-minded navies to enhance our collective strength.
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Theodore Roosevelt’s embarked air wing consists of the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 31, “Golden Warriors” of VFA-87, “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146, “Black Knights” of VFA-154, “Liberty Bells” of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 115, “The Gray Wolves” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, “Wolf Pack” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 and “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 3.
http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130841

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