• SASEBO, Japan (Sept. 25, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) flies the battle ensign and battle flag as the ship arrives to Sasebo following a four-month patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Bonhomme Richard served as the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group during the patrol, which was…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) Cmdr. Alex Hampton,the new commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, performs a high-speed fly by in an F/A-18E Super Hornet after an aerial change-of-command over the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier is conducting bilateral training exercises iwith…

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  • LUMUT, Malaysia (Sept. 22, 2017) Capt. Matthew Jerbi, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, explains the structural design of USS Coronado (LCS 4) to His Majesty Nazrin Shah, Sultan of Perak, during a ship tour aboard Coronado at Lumut Naval Base in Lumut, Malaysia as a part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia Sept. 22, 2017. …

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 22, 2017) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Thomas Hedgpeth, left, and assists Gunner’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Aveanna Cash with loading a M240B machine gun abboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90). Chafee is part of the U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. Naval Surface Forces, currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of…

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  • OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 22, 2017) Seaman Jack Downs observes pier operations as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs White Beach Naval Facility. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response force…

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  • LUMUT, Malaysia (Sept. 21, 2017) Lt. Jonathon Godbolt, right, force protection officer for the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), and Chief Gunner's Mate Alex Steele demonstrate hand-to-hand techniques to members of the Royal Malaysian Navy during a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) exchange-of-ideas. Coronado is on a rotational…

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  • OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2017) Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Alson Alfred explains flight deck capabilities to Marine Corps Junior ROTC students from Kubasaki High School during a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in…

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  • BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 22, 2017) Chief Machinist's Mate Max Reiter, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), greets his family for the first time since getting pinned during a Sept. 15 ceremony at sea. John C. Stennis is returning from a three-week underway period training for future operations, completing flight deck…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Adam Jaracz configures an edge switch at the information systems help desk aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Information Systems Technicians are responsible for the maintenance and operational support of computer and network…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet