Jackson is deployed to the Oceania region with a U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment Pacific that conducts maritime law enforcement operations in support of U.S. fisheries laws. States and Pacific Island Nations.
“The Port of Jackson visit to Tahiti reflects the historic and strong relationship between France and the United States,” said Denise Bauer, U.S. Ambassador to France. “This visit will provide invaluable opportunities to meet local communities and strengthen the essential partnership between our forward deployed naval forces.
Jackson’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) patrol is part of a Secretary of Defense program that leverages Department of Defense assets transiting the region to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting regional stability and partnerships in Oceania.
“I am extremely grateful for the hospitality and generosity shown to us by the people of Tahiti and the members of the French armed forces in planning this port of call,” said Captain Marc Crawford, commodore of the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron. ONE. “We look forward to deepening the relationship between the Jackson Gold team and the community during our stay in beautiful French Polynesia.”
The Jackson Gold crew made a stopover in Fiji from September 11 to 15 and, departing from Tahiti, they will continue their OMSI mission until the end of September.
An integral part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet operates naval forces in the Indo-Pacific in addition to providing realistic and relevant training across the full spectrum of military operations – from combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The U.S. 3rd Fleet works in close coordination with other numbered fleets to provide commanders with forces capable and ready to deploy forward and win in daily competition, in crisis and in conflict.