• SURABAYA, Indonesia (Aug. 4, 2015) Members of the Indonesian armed forces haul in mooring lines of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as she arrives in Surabaya as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S.…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 1, 2015) An MH-60R Seahawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), launches chaff and flares during defensive maneuvering training. Lassen is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 1, 2015) An E/A-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class…

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  • SIBUYAN SEA (Aug. 1, 2015) Capt. Melanie Merrick, commanding officer of Medical Treatment Facility Mercy, cuts a cake with Victor A. Tanco, governor of the province of Capiz, on the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as part of a reception during Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is currently in the Philippines for its third mission port of PP15.…

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  • INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) Blue crew arrive at Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island following a 20-month deployment. Michigan was forward deployed to Guam, where it conducted surveillance, training and other critical missions in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 1, 2015) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Rhiannon Sacks fires a shot line from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a replenishment at sea. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the…

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  • ROXAS CITY, Philippines (July 31, 2015) Pacific Partnership leaders from the U.S. Navy, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Roxas City cut a ribbon at the Barangay Talon Health Center during Pacific Partnership 2015. The ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a new women's health center. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is…

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  • SEATTLE (July 30, 2015) Fire Control Technician 3rd Class Dustin Kent, left, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kristy Thompson, both assigned to USS Dewey (DDG 105), educate the public on the ship's radars during ship tours on the guided-missile destroyer for Seafair Fleet Week. Seafair Fleet Week is an annual celebration of the sea services…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 31, 2015) Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Aaron Walker brazes a pipe in the pipe fitting shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)…

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