• PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 18, 2017) An F-35C Lightning II from the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 Rough Raiders conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 18, 2017) An EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation in support of maritime security operations and theater…

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  • WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 18, 2017) The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) steam alongside the Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, is conducting a bilateral training…

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  • WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 17, 2017) Sailors remove chocks and chains from an SA 330 Puma helicopter, assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8), during flight operations aboard the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2017) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Benjamin Witte performs preventative maintenance on an EA-18G Growler engine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 16, 2017) Fire Controlman 1st Class Steve G. Axe mans the rails aboard the USS Preble (DDG 88) as the guided-missile destroyer departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Morgan K.…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2017) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) handle line during a fueling-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation in support of maritime security operations and…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2017) A Mark VI patrol boat from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 operates in waters off San Diego during navigational checks conducted by the Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit. CRG provides a core capability to defend designated high value assets throughout the green and blue-water environment and…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2017) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) combat a live fire in the team trainer as part of the General Shipboard Firefighting Course in Yokosuka. Ashland is in Yokosuka for a specialized training visit and to undergo readiness certifications in critical mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet