• PEARL HARBOR (Mar. 24, 2017) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) returns home following a 212-day independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. The ship and crew of more than 390 Sailors conducted a variety of missions, ranging from air defense and carrier strike group operations to…

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  • EAST CHINA SEA (March 24, 2017) An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an air assault exercise as part of a certification exercise (CERTEX). CERTEX is conducted to evaluate the integration of all elements of the Bonhomme…

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  • PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (March 23, 2017) Yeoman 2nd Class Bryce Mack reunites with his daughter on the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam upon return of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) from a successful six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd…

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  • CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (March 23, 2017) Navy Diver 2nd Class Ethan Mitchell and a Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy diver inspect Navy Diver 1st Class Blake Miller during the first bilateral diver training exercise on ROK ship Tong Yeong (ATS 31), during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2017. SALVEX Korea 2017 is part of Exercise Foal Eagle, a​…

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  • INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (March 23, 2017) The guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrives at Naval Magazine Indian Island after a 27-month deployment. Ohio was forward-deployed to Guam, where it conducted surveillance, training, and other critical missions in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication…

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  • 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 24, 2017) Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control…

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  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia (March 23, 2017) Sailors assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 brief members of the media on the F/A-18F Super Hornet during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia. Through participation in regional events such as LIMA, the United States is able to demonstrate its…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (March 22, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming…

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  • WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (March 22, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) steams in formation with U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Navy ships during exercise Foal Eagle. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet