• SHOALWATER BAY, Australia (July 25, 2017) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Hunter Procter signals to Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, as they drive amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) after participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a…

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  • BRISBANE, Australia (July 25, 2017) Leaders observe the U.S. and Australian national anthems during the closing ceremony of exercise Talisman Saber 2017 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Pictured are Mr. Luke Howarth, left, Australian Parliament for Petrie, Queensland member; Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2017) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Greyhawks of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (reinforced) (VMM) 161 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during routine flight operations. America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is…

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  • CORAL SEA (July 24, 2017) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) closes-in to enter the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) to transport equipment from shore after the completion of Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve…

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  • CORAL SEA (July 23, 2017) Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 21, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) return from training with the Australia Army in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area as part of Talisman Saber…

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  • CORAL SEA (July 24, 2017) Quartermaster 3rd Class Jake Bigornia determines the ship’s gyrocompass error using an azimuth circle from forward lookout aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 22, 2017) Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, awards Fireman Derek Christofferson with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an all hands call on the flight deck of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). As part of the U.S. 3rd Fleet Forward construct, Tyson and her…

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  • CORAL SEA (July 22, 2017) U.S., Australian and New Zealand naval ships, including ships from the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, and Royal Australian Navy amphibious, combatant, support and advance force ships, sail in formation during Talisman Saber 2017. A realistic and challenging…

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  • SINGAPORE (July 21, 2017) Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Sherrod Glover instructs Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Tanya Tarud, assigned to the reserve component of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1, on preventative maintenance during a scheduled maintenance availability aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). Coronado is on a rotational…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet