• KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Aug. 27, 2015) U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman meets with chief selects from commands across Hawaii during the 15th Annual Island Wide Fleet Marine Force Challenge on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The FMF Challenge is designed to build camaraderie and teamwork among the chief selects and to help integrate them into…

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  • SATTAHIP, Thailand (Aug. 27, 2015) Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4 and members of the Royal Thai Navy Riverine Patrol Regiment conduct training aboard a Special Operations Craft/Riverine (SOC/R) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series…

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  • SINGAPORE (Aug. 27, 2014) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses Sailors, civilians and their families during an all hands call at Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific in Singapore. Swift's visit to Singapore was part of a trip to Southeast Asia to strengthen maritime partnerships in support of America's rebalance to the…

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  • BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 27, 2015) U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Rye-Rok Oh, deputy of Republic of Korea Fleet, and Lt. Gen. John Wissler, commanding general of Third Marine Expeditionary Force, cut a ceremonial cake during a reception to celebrate the success of Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG)…

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  • SATTAHIP, Thailand (Aug. 27, 2015) U.S. and Royal Thai Navy sailors handle mooring lines as the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrives at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the…

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  • SINGAPORE (Aug. 27, 2015) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, is welcomed by Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen during a courtesy call. Swift, who is in Singapore on an introductory visit, had earlier called on Chief of Defence Force Major-General Perry Lim and Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han, after inspecting a Guard of…

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  • NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2015) Steelworker 2nd Class Brandin Salazar, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, greets his daughter on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County following his return from deployment. The Seabees are returning following a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. Pacific Command…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 26, 2015) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 catapults off USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) flight deck. Sailors from the John C. Stennis Strike Group are undergoing Composite Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX), the final step in certifying to…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 25, 2015) Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, briefs Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard during a visit to the Pearl Harbor Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility, where she observed the control center, and toured the tunnels and storage tank facilities. (Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard)

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