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9 Facts About United States Seventh Fleet

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The Seventh Fleet is a numbered fleet of the United States Navy.

The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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It is headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, in Yokosuka, Japan, with some units based in Japan and South Korea.

The United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka or Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka is a United States Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan.

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It is part of the United States Pacific Fleet.

The United States Pacific Fleet is a Pacific Ocean theater-level component command of the United States Navy that provides naval forces to the United States Pacific Command.

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At present, it is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, with 60 to 70 ships, 300 aircraft and 40,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

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The Fleet has three major assignments:

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Joint Task Force command in a natural disaster or joint military operation,

A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

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Operational command of all naval forces in the region, and

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Defense of the Korean Peninsula.

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In 1994, 7th Fleet was assigned the additional responsibility as Commander, Combined Naval Component Command for the defense of South Korea.

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