• PACFLT Hosts 10th Annual Senior Leaders Course Amid Complex Regional Challenges

    Senior military leaders from 13 nations gathered at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters in Hawaii for the 10th annual Naval War College Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Flag Officer Course Feb. 4-10.

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  • BAY OF BENGAL (Feb. 9, 2016) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) render honors to a column of Indian naval vessels to mark the conclusion of India’s International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. IFR 2016 is an international military exercise hosted by the Indian Navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2016) Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) watch as amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) comes alongside Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), right, to conduct a replenishment at sea. Germantown is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb 9, 2016) The 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, Alpha Company, 1st platoon launches an amphibious assault vehicles from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is conducting training operations off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2016) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transits the Pacific Ocean operating as part of the Great Green Fleet. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Mobile Bay is assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and is operating in U.S. 7th Fleet on a regularly scheduled…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Feb. 8, 2016) Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Command Master Chief Loran Bather introduces himself to Sailor of the Year (SOY) finalist Interior Communication Electrician 1st Class John Zion and his wife during the Fiscal Year 2015 SOY Finalist Recognition Week kickoff event, at the San Diego Zoo. SOY candidates from Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet;…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2016) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Matthew W. Bray fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Chung-Hoon, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating in U.S. 7th Fleet as…

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  • VISAKHAPATNAM, India (Feb. 7, 2016) Members of the U.S 7th Fleet Band perform during India’s International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016, an international gathering hosted by the Indian Navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 6, 2016) A Sailor assigned to the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires an M240 machine gun during a live-fire exercise. Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet