• YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 23, 2016) Japanese Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada passes through sideboys as she visits the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). While aboard, the defense minister and her accompanying group received a tour and brief about the mission of the forward-deployed naval forces. Ronald…

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  • PADANG, Indonesia (Aug. 20, 2016) Participants listen to a speaker during a Pacific Partnership 2016 prehospital subject matter expert exchange aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). During the exchange, Tentara Nasional Indonesia service members, Padang medical and emergency response personnel and Pacific Partnership personnel discussed the…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 22, 2016) The crew of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) man the rails aboard WWII museum ship USS Bowfin (SS 287) to shoot a spirit spot for Fox Sports to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. FOX Sports is returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to telecast four college…

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  • TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Aug. 22, 2016) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, and Sri Lanka Navy personnel operate a SeaBotix remotely operated vehicle during Sri Lanka Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), underwater Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) removal training program,…

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  • SINGAPORE (Aug. 22, 2016) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base for San Diego, California. Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. Navy with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. (U.S.…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 22, 2016) Aviation Boatswain’s Mates (Handling) 3rd Class Thomas Nichols, right, and Samuel Holladay, left, and Airman Nicholas Sanfilippo, stand by in case of emergency as part of the crash and salvage team during flight operations aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the…

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  • SINGAPORE (Aug. 22, 2016) Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, greets a liaison officer from the Royal Thai Navy during the opening ceremony of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2016 at Changi Naval Base. SEACAT is multilateral exercise held annually with nine participating countries including the…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 21, 2016) The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), left, maneuvers for a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo ship USNS Carl Brashear. The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Decatur (DDG 73) and Momsen are deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific as part of…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2016) Sailors heave line aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) to depart Fleet Activities Yokosuka as a precaution for tropical storm Mindulle. Chancellorsville is forward deployed to Japan supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet