• PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 1, 2016) The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), conducts a live-fire exercise of its Phalanx Close-in Weapons System (CIWS). The CIWS combines a 20 mm Gatling gun with search-and-tracking radar to provide surface ships with terminal defense against anti-ship missiles. Ronald Reagan, the…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 1, 2016) USS Frank Cable (AS 40) Sailors fight a simulated class alpha fire during an all-hands fire drill. Frank Cable is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support of deployed U.S. naval force submarines and…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 1, 2016) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 conducts a fly-by maneuver past the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five 5 supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 30, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Jones, from Boston, salutes an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 as it takes off of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. John C. Stennis is underway conducting proficiency and sustainment training. (U.S. Navy…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 30, 2016) Petty Officer 1st Class Abraham E. Jackson, center, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), explains the functions of a gas calibration device to Republic of Korea Navy Senior Chief Kim Sung Min, right, during a general quarters drill. Barry is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five 5…

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  • HONG KONG (Sept. 29, 2016) Sailors, and Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulls into Hong Kong. Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and…

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  • DA NANG, Vietnam (Sept. 29, 2016) The 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, performs for children from Skyline School during a community service engagement as part of of Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2016. In its seventh year, NEA Vietnam is designed to foster mutual understanding, build confidence in the maritime domain and strengthen…

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  • APRA HARBOR, Guam (Sept. 29, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Remigio Vallin, assigned to the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), speaks over the ship’s 1MC during a sea and anchor evolution as the ship departs Naval Base Guam. Barry is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) in the Philippine Sea supporting security…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Sept. 29, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers a speech on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carter spoke to the Vinson crew regarding the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and ongoing security challenges in the region. Carl Vinson is preparing for a 2017 Western Pacific Deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet