• COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (July 27, 2016) U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap, second from left; Sri Lanka State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijawardne, center; Capt. Glenn Jamison, the commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18); and other dignitaries from Sri Lanka cut the cake during a reception on the flight…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2016) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck 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…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2016) U.S. and Chinese navy sailors observe a gun exercise from the bridge of Chinese Navy multirole frigate Hengshui (572) 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…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 26, 2016) Republic of Singapore sailors Lt. Willie Wee and Cpl. Austine Yapp climb aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) as part of a sailor exchange during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016, July 26. CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S.…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2016) Coastal Patrol Boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 practice tactical maneuvers with Mexican navy Coastal Patrol Boats during the Southern California portion of 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…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2016) A Sailor assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 gives the signal to launch an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. Carl Vinson is currently underway with embarked Carrier Air Wing 2 and Destroyer Squadron 1 conducting the Tailored…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 26, 2016) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Daniel Livas meets his daughter for the first time during USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) return to Fleet Activities Yokosuka. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group conducted 53 days of strike group operations in the Western Pacific, including the waters south of Japan, the Philippine Sea and…

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  • INDIAN OCEAN (July 26, 2016) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Siburt signals an MV-22 Osprey aircraft to land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer, the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 13th MEU, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (July 25, 2016) Midshipman 1st Class Colleen McGovern, a senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, receives training from Gunner's Mate 1st Class Laura Needham on how to fire an M14 rifle during a live-fire training exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet