• PHILIPPINE SEA (June 27, 2016) Quartermaster 3rd Class Kristofer Scherrbaum serves as a bow flagman while the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) approaches the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to deliver fuel. Scherrbaum provided Ronald Reagan’s pilothouse with a…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (June 25, 2016) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Kyle Galow demonstrates releasing the bolt on the M-4 rifle to qualifiers during a small-arms gun shoot aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Mobile Bay is operating as part of the John C.…

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  • OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 25, 2016) With a P-8 Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 as a backdrop, Capt. Geoff Moore, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, speaks with guests during an open base event where the general public had an opportunity to interact with Sailors and learn more about the role of the base and the Navy. (U.S.…

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  • BUSAN, Republic of Korea (June 25, 2016) Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, speaks at the 66th commemoration of the start of the Korean War. Byrne represented the United Nations Command at the event, held in Busan at the UN National Memorial Park. On June 25, 1950 the unprovoked forces of North Korea invaded the South…

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  • SINGAPORE (June 24, 2016) Ensign Tia Blue, left, and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Hearn, both assigned to the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), prepare food to be distributed while volunteering at Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen. Ashland, part of the Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, and embarked Marines of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (June 24, 2016) Personnel transport a patient with simulated injuries during a mass casualty drill aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016, medical, engineering and various other personnel embarked aboard Mercy are working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts, exchanging…

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  • YELLOW SEA (June 24, 2016) Culinary Specialist Seaman Asucena C. Martinez prepares pastries in the galley for a monthly birthday meal for the crew of the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry 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…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 24, 2016) Sailors transit a ladderwell during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Decatur (DDG 73) and Momsen are deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet…

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  • SINGAPORE (June 24, 2016) Rear Adm. Charles Williams, the outgoing commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC), delivers final remarks during a change of command ceremony where he was relieved by Rear Adm. Brian S. Hurley as COMLOG WESTPAC and commander of Task Force 73. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet