• HONG KONG (April 29, 2016) Quartermaster Seaman William Reeves, attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), records surface contacts as the ship arrives in Hong Kong. Blue Ridge is conducting a regularly scheduled port visit during its patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations strengthening and fostering relationships in the…

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  • DONGHAE, Korea (April 29, 2016) A Sailor from the mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) explains the functions of a mine neutralization vehicle to Republic of Korea Navy sailors during a a tour aboard the ship. Patriot recently completed mine countermeasures exercises with ROKS Ongjin (MSH 572). (U. S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Joseph…

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  • SEOUL, Republic of Korea (April 28, 2016) Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet Band and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy band perform during a combined concert in Gwanghwamoon Square. The U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Band was created in 1943 with the establishment of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet and has performed for thousands of audiences throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.…

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  • FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (April 27, 2016) A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 yells out enemy locations to his teammates during a simulated attack during a field training exercise. The exercise prepares and tests the battalion's ability to enter hostile locations, build assigned construction projects and defend…

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  • SAN DIEGO (April 27, 2016) Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) air department fight a simulated aircraft fire on the flight deck during a general quarters drill. Carl Vinson is participating in a 24-hour fast cruise in preparation for sea trials pier-side while in its homeport of San Diego (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 27, 2016) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) steams alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Both Stockdale and Chung-Hoon are operating as part of the John C. Stennis Strike Group and Great Green Fleet…

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  • SAN DIEGO (April 27, 2016) Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, left, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet, and Leo Herrera-Lim, Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles, sign documents transferring ownership of the research vessel R/V Melville to the Philippine Navy during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, where it was commissioned as BRP Gregorio Velasquez (AGR 702).…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 27, 2016) An MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 transports cargo from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 26, 2016) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Dontre Posey serves as the assistant battle watch captain in the Task Force 70 Tactical Flag Command Center during Fleet Synthetic Training Joint (FST-J) Exercise 16-72. FST-J is an annual training exercise designed to test the capabilities of the forward-deployed forces in the…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet