The NIMCSG is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
NIMCSG is postured to respond to coercive behaviour from those destabilizing the region.
Prior to Philippine Sea operations, NIMCSG conducted a trilateral exercise with Japan and South Korea.
It consists of USS Nimitz, Carrier Air Wing 17, USS Bunker Hill, and Decatur, Chung-Hoon and Wayne E. Meyer of Destroyer Squadron Nine.
USS Nimitz's embarked air wing consists of VFA-22,94,137,146, VAW-116, VAQ-139, HSM-73, HSC-6 and VRC-30.
The US Navy regularly holds combined exercises to strengthen ties with allies and build interoperability.
The US 7th Fleet is the US Navy's largest forward-deployed fleet.
It routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The deployment is a demonstration of US capability to compete and respond across all domains from space to the undersea.
It is intended to reassure allies and partners of US commitment to the rules-based international order.