The Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific is a US Navy task force belonging to the United States 7th Fleet.
CTF 73 is headquartered at the Port of SINGAPORE Authority Sembawang Terminal, Singapore, and is under the command of Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Don Gabrielson.
Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific has an area of over 51 billion miles of the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It has all the area from the mid-pacific to eastern coast of Africa, from Kuril Island to the north Antarctic. The command supplies military for food and tender to ship maintenance, repairs, and fuel for all U.S ships in the area. They also plan to provide ships from Japan and Guam and also commercial ships from Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia.
The mission of Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific is to provide combat-ready logistics, maintain and operate ships owned by the government, and operate government-contracted vessels to sustain combatant units and ships throughout the United States. Additionally, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific acts as the Navy Region Commander for naval activities in Singapore. Also, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific is the primal exercise coordinator in South-east Asia. They perform advance planning and assist the communication with the community of Singapore and encourage military relations. It aids training exercises with countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, and Singapore.
Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific came into being in 1992 in Singapore. It is the U.S 7th fleet for logistics and exercise coordination and is among the biggest in Southern Asia. The Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific was initially known as Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (Commander Task Force (CTF) 73/CTF 75). It had control of the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific fleet ships assigned in Guam, Japan, and the Philippines. The command also maintained operational control of around 30 other ships working in the Western Pacific, North Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean as CTF 75.
Originally, the command was based at Subic Bay in the Philippines. It was then transferred to Singapore as the US Military forces’ withdrawal in the 1990s. In 1990 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two countries. The talks for relocation were done by 1992. There is no US “Naval Base” in Singapore unlike overseas US military bases due to political reasons. It is rather a military “place.” Nevertheless, ships do at times make port calls to the region for maintenance, supplies, repairs, and recreation.
There are military facilities nearby Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific and with a 5 to 15-minute drive, you will get easy access to several shopping centers and public transportation. It is not at all isolated and the basic necessities are easily affordable and attainable. PSA Sembawang is marked as a restricted area by the government of Singapore to other than authorized personnel. The Changi International Airport is located about 30 minutes east of Sembawang and there is no base operator. Unless you are coming from Hawaii, Australia or England, your pet will be quarantined for a minimum of ten days at the Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station.