• PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2017) Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Bryan Abbot explains brazing techniques to Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Alexis Rivero aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jordan Gray conducts deck preservation maintenance aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Lake Erie is on a regularly scheduled, independent deployment, currently in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of the collective maritime interests of allies and partners in…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 16, 2017) Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Ruby Barredo inspects wiring on an EA-18G Growler of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 in the hangar bay of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual Exercise 2017, the…

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  • EVERETT, Wash. (Nov. 15, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson performs the duties of the reenlisting officer during a reenlistment ceremony aboard USS Gridley (DDG 101) at Naval Station Everett following an all-hands call. The purpose of the all-hands call was to talk about the importance of behavior, technical competence, and…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 15, 2017) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Steven Brown stows line as the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) departs U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. Howard is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 15, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25,prepares to land during a Landing Signalman Enlisted course. The course is provided by a mobile training team assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, which provides Sailors with the knowledge and skills they need to perform tasks…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 15, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, prepares to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2017) Information Systems Technician Seaman Dominique A. Larocque handles line during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). Preble is conducting maritime security, forward presence and theater security operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet