• WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 29, 2017) A C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-30) launches from the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Greyhound departed the flight deck carrying state congressmen from Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and North Carolina after a…

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  • SATTAHIP, Thailand (May 29, 2017) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73, greets Rear Adm. Chaiyanun Nuntawit, commander, Frigate Squadron II, at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2017. Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of PACOM-sponsored, U.S. Pacific Fleet-led…

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  • CAM RAHN, Vietnam (May 29, 2017) Leadership of Pacific Partnership 2017 returns to expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) after the departure ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2017 Na Trang. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2017) The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) patrols waters south of Japan. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy…

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  • ANDAMAN SEA (May 27, 2017) Capt. H.B. Le, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, speaks with Royal Thai Navy Capt. Sanitwong Wongsanit during exercise Guardian Sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett, DESRON 31, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 are conducting Exercise Guardian Sea with the Royal…

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  • SEA OF JAPAN (May 26, 2017) Cmdr. Warren D. Smith, commanding officer of the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), and Ensign Terrence Maule observe a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (May 26, 2017) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo as it begins its routine patrol. Ashland will operate in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication…

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  • PHUKET, Thailand (May 25, 2017) Quartermaster 3rd Class Raul Santopieve takes bearings aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) as the ship prepares to depart Thailand to participate in exercise Guardian Sea 2017. Sterett is part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group and is the third deploying group operating under the command…

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  • WESTERN PACIFIC (May 22, 2017) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Gwanggaeto the Great (DDH 971), pulls alongside the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) in a rigid hull inflatable boat to conduct ship boarding techniques during a VBSS training exercise. The U.S. Navy has…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet