• PEARL HARBOR (May 28, 2015) Adm. Scott H. Swift, right, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, greets Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, before a meeting between the two at Pacific Fleet headquarters. Ray is the current holder of the Ancient Albatross Officer Award, which honors the active duty Coast Guard aviator with…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Scott H. Swift reads his orders as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) from Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. during the joint U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and PACFLT change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the dual ceremony, Swift relieved Harris as the PACFLT commander and…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. salutes Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) during the joint USPACOM and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the dual ceremony, Adm. Scott H. Swift relieved Harris as the PACFLT…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., left, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III and Adm. Scott H. Swift, render honors during the joint U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl…

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  • SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2015) Family and friends bid farewell from the pier as the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departs Naval Base San Diego bound for Yokosuka, Japan, to join U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Welsh)

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  • WATERS NEAR GUAM (May 27, 2015) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit while in transit to its homeport of San Diego. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are returning from a nearly 10-month deployment that included supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in…

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  • WATERS NEAR GUAM (May 27, 2015) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Alan Libungan, a flight deck chief petty officer, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2015) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Justin Godfrey fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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