PHILIPPINE SEA (June 20, 2018) The Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), left, refuels the Akizuki-class JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) before a multi-ship replenishment-at-sea. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) refuels the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) before a multi-ship replenishment-at-sea by ships of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, June 20.

U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Myers

Admiral John C. Aquilino


PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2018) Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) and Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) sail in formation during a passing exercise (PASSEX) conducted in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

Pacific Partnership 2018 mission comes to a close

The annual multinational mission concluded, June 21, after completing stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia.

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 28, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii for the first port visit during its scheduled deployment. Higgins recently departed its homeport of San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco)

USS Higgins returns to San Diego after deployment

The guided-missile destroyer returned home, June 21, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

U.S., Thailand conclude CARAT exercise

U.S. Navy

The 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the two nations wrapped up, June 21.

PEARL HARBOR (June 19, 2018) Retired Chief Boatswain's Mate and Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory is rendered honors by the sideboys during a farewell ceremony held before he departs Hawaii to be with family. Emory was responsible for the identification of unknown service members killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor who were buried in unnamed graves. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Justin Pacheco)

Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor in Hawaii

More than 500 Sailors from seven ships at Pearl Harbor saluted 97-year-old former Chief Boatswain's Mate Ray Emory in a surprise ceremony, June 19.

SAN DIEGO (June 19, 2018) The Navy's newest littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) approaches the pier at Naval Base San Diego, arriving at its homeport after being commissioned last month in New Hampshire. Manchester is the 12th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the seventh of the Independence variant. The ship is named for the city of Manchester, New Hampshire and is assigned to Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy's newest littoral combat ship arrives in San Diego

USS Manchester (LCS 14) arrived at its San Diego homeport, June 19, after being commissioned last month in New Hampshire.

SAN DIEGO (June 18, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs San Diego in preparation for participation in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. Twenty-six nations, 47 ships, five submarines, approximately 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, providing a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security in the world’s oceans. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)

USS Carl Vinson departs for exercise RIMPAC 2018

The aircraft carrier departed San Diego, June 18, and will join more than 50 surface ships and submarines in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise.

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 15, 2018) The guided-missile cruiser USS Chancelorsville (CG 62), Indian Navy stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F 49) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Suzunami (DD 114) sail in formation during Malabar 2018. Malabar 2018 is the 22nd rendition of the exercise and the first time it has been hosted off the coast of Guam. Malabar is designed to advance military-to-military coordination in a multinational environment between the U.S., Japan and Indian maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)

U.S., JMSDF, Indian naval forces conclude Malabar

The trilateral maritime exercise was conducted in and off Guam, June 7-16.

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (May 23, 2018) Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander U.S. 7th Fleet, inspects sailors of the Royal Malaysian Navy during an office call with Vice Adm. Dato’ Syed Zahiruddin Putra Bin Osman, commander of the Eastern Fleet, Royal Malaysian Navy at his office as part of bilateral staff talks and round table discussions with the combined staff during the 2018 U.S. 7th Fleet Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) patrol. More than 60 Sailors and Marines from U.S. 7th Fleet staff are currently embarked on USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) as part of the TSC patrol and will visit several countries in the Indo-Pacific in the coming weeks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Krucke/Released)

7th Fleet completes theater security cooperation patrol

More than 40 members of the 7th Fleet staff had been embarked aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), visiting ports in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2018) USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Anchorage (LPD 23), accompanied by  USS Decatur (DDG 73), conduct a simulated strait transit. The Essex ARG and 13th MEU are conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final exercise before the units’ upcoming deployment. This exercise validates the ARG/MEU team’s ability to adapt and execute missions in ever-changing, unknown environments. Upon completion of COMPTUEX, the 13th MEU and Essex ARG will be certified as the nation’s premier forward-deployed, crisis response force, capable of executing missions across the broad spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Mealy)

Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete COMPTUEX

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise, June 15.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2016) Ships from the U.S. Navy and international partner nations steam in close formation during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ace Rheaume/Released)

U.S. Navy announces 26th Rim of the Pacific exercise

Twenty-six nations and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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