• AUCKLAND, New Zealand (Aug. 17, 2017) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to crew members aboard the Royal New Zealand Navy's HMNZS Te Kaha (F77), thanking them for their recent assistance and support while working with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the Western Pacific. During his visit to New Zealand, Swift also spoke at…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 94, launches off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike…

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  • CORAL SEA (Aug. 16, 2017) Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 9, assigned to the Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a certification exercise (CERTEX). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is supporting a CERTEX that will evaluate the…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 15, 2017) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) makes its homecoming arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a six-month deployment. The submarine's ability to support a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, surveillance and…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2017) Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jacob Lee screws on the cap of a burner barrel in the aft main machinery room aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chandler…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2017) Sailors guide a fuel line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) during a fueling at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and Higgins are underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 14, 2017) Commanding officers participating in the second annual Pacific Warfighter Symposium take a group photo with Adm. Scott Swift, center, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, at fleet headquarters. The conference provided a forum for discussing how best to advance Indo-Asia-Pacific regional maritime security while broadening…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2017) Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Nicholas Finnigan provides guidance during a damage control training event aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett is deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and is operating under the command and control of U.S. 3rd Fleet.…

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  • BALABAC STRAIT (Aug. 13, 2017) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) transits the Balabac Strait. Pearl Harbor, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet