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The Royal Australian Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Pakistan Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to suppress the exploitation of the maritime environment by those with terrorist links.

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Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, centre, witnesses Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, right, assume command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas.

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Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF150) Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas visited Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne whilst the ship was alongside in Bahrain prior to her sailing to the North Arabian Sea in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150).

Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas is welcomed on board HMAS Melbourne by the Commanding Officer Commander Bill Waters.
Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas is welcomed on board HMAS Melbourne by the Commanding Officer Commander Bill Waters.

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The Pakistan Navy celebrated the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14 August 2015.

The Independence Day ceremony was hosted by Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The ceremony along with the Pakistani Community was attended by representatives of the 30 nations of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) including Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CCMF) Vice Admiral John Miller and CCTF 151 Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito.

Pakistan 68th Independence Day celebration – cutting the cake. L-R - Commodore William Warrender, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Vice Admiral John Miller, and Mr Mohammed Ahad, Head of Chancery, Pakistan Embassy.
Pakistan 68th Independence Day celebration – cutting the cake. L-R – Commodore William Warrender, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Vice Admiral John Miller, and Mr Mohammed Ahad, Head of Chancery, Pakistan Embassy.

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On July 30, France transferred command of Combined Task Force (CTF 150) to Pakistan, after a four month deployment at sea onboard French Ship Var, the CTF 150 flag ship. This completed France’s 9th command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force.

Captain Crignola FN hands over the command of CTF150 to Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas PN as Vice Admiral Miller USN looks on.
Captain Crignola FN hands over the command of CTF150 to Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas PN as Vice Admiral Miller USN looks on.

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23rd March 2015 saw the 76th anniversary of Pakistan Day. It is a national celebration day that marks the successful adoption of a constitutional draft that ultimately called for greater autonomy in British India.

 Commodore Asif Hameed welcomes Vice Admiral John Miller to the 76th Pakistan DayCommodore Asif Hameed welcomes Vice Admiral John Miller to the 76th Pakistan Day

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A Strength of having 30 nations operating together in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) partnership is the opportunity to train together and learn from one another, contributing to greater interoperability during operations. Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency personnel recently had such an opportunity when participating in a five day Visit, Board, Search, Seizure (VBSS) training with the US Coast Guard Middle East Training Team in Manama, Bahrain.

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Commodore Brian Santarpia, Commander CTF-150 congratulates LT Kaleem Ullah from the Pakistan Navy for his participation to the training at the closing ceremony

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Naval ships from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United States have taken part in an exercise under the Command of Commodore Sajid Mahmood SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy.

USS Dewey's Seahawk helicopter and Yemeni Coast Guard boat YCG Sana’a conducting joint search & rescue exercise during Focused Operation Taawun al Behr.
USS Dewey’s Seahawk helicopter and Yemeni Coast Guard boat YCG Sana’a conducting joint search & rescue exercise during Focused Operation Taawun al Behr.

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Commodore Sajid Mahmood SI(M), Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CCTF-150) visited the Republic of Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania, meeting key military leaders over five days.

Commodore Mahmood with Brigadier General CM Khariri Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Colonel TN Nganga Chief of Logistics Kenya Navy and Colonel JS Kiswaa Chief of Operations Kenya Navy.
Commodore Mahmood with Brigadier General CM Khariri Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Colonel TN Nganga Chief of Logistics Kenya Navy and Colonel JS Kiswaa Chief of Operations Kenya Navy.

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Commodore Ali Abbas of the Pakistan Navy has handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations in the Middle East to Rear Admiral Cho Young Joo, Republic of Korea Navy, at a ceremony held on 12 June 2014 in Bahrain.

Vice Adm. John W. Miller, centre, Commander Combined Maritime Forces, along with Cdre Ali Abbas, left, of the Pakistan Navy, former commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, and Rear Adm. Cho Young-joo, Republic of Korea Navy, stand in formation during the CTF-151 change of command ceremony.

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