• EAST FAYU ISLAND, Micronesia (Aug. 25, 2016) A pair of stranded mariners look on as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 flies over in support of a U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam search effort after a passing vessel had earlier reported light signals from the uninhabited island in the state of Chuuk in the Federated States…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 24, 2016) Operation Specialist 2nd Class Zena Booker performs duties as the phone talker during a torpedo decoy exercise aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Comstock is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting integrated training with Amphibious Squadron Five and the 11th Marine…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 24, 2016) Sailors land an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in…

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  • AGANA, Guam (Aug. 24, 2016) Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Detachment Guam (CRG-1 Det Guam), and Coastal Riverine Squadron 2, operate a Mark VI patrol boat after its delivery to Naval Base Guam. The newest generation of patrol boat, the MK VI is a 85-foot combatant craft and provides a persistent capability to patrol shallow littoral…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 21, 2016) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Brent Fritchman loads ammunition into an M240 lightweight machine gun during a live fire exercise aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is preparing for its upcoming maiden deployment, conducting Composite…

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  • PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 23, 2016) Cam Tran, a pediatrician and returning Project HOPE volunteer, participates in a Pacific Partnership 2016 community health promotion and education program at Pasar Laban Elementary School, in Padang, Indonesia. Tran and other Pacific Partnership personnel showed over 200 local children the importance of oral…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 23, 2016) Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada passes through sideboys as she visits the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). While aboard, the defense minister and her accompanying group received a tour and brief about the mission of the forward-deployed naval forces. Ronald…

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  • PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 22, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 3rd class Brandon Millhouse, assigned to USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), joins traditional Indonesian dancers during the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony. This is the fifth time Pacific Partnership has visited Indonesia. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local organizations during…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 22, 2016) The crew of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) man the rails aboard WWII museum ship USS Bowfin (SS 287) to shoot a spirit spot for Fox Sports to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. FOX Sports is returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to telecast four college…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet