• BAY OF BENGAL (Feb. 9, 2016) Officers assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) render honors to a column of Indian naval vessels to mark the conclusion of India’s International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. IFR 2016 is an international military exercise hosted by the Indian Navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2016) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transits the Pacific Ocean operating as part of the Great Green Fleet. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Mobile Bay is assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, and is operating in U.S. 7th Fleet on a regularly scheduled…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2016) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conduct a replenishment at sea. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is slated to participate in amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX) with the embarked 31st MEU.…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Feb. 8, 2016) Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Command Master Chief Loran Bather introduces himself to Sailor of the Year (SOY) finalist Interior Communication Electrician 1st Class John Zion and his wife during the Fiscal Year 2015 SOY Finalist Recognition Week kickoff event, at the San Diego Zoo. SOY candidates from Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet;…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2016) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Matthew W. Bray fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Chung-Hoon, assigned to the Stennis strike group, is operating in U.S. 7th Fleet as…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 7, 2016) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launch a CRRC from the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during training off Okinawa, Japan. Germantown is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and is participating in amphibious integration training…

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  • VISAKHAPATNAM, India (Feb. 7, 2016) Members of the U.S 7th Fleet Band perform during India’s International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016, an international gathering hosted by the Indian Navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 7, 2016) The forward MK15 close-in weapons system (CIWS ) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is fired during CIWS Preaction Aim Calibration (PACFIRE). onhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is slated to participate in amphibious integration training (AIT)…

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  • OTARU, Japan (Feb. 7, 2016) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dion Bachman, left, and Ship’s Serviceman Ileena Rowlandey wait for the morning colors ceremony on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) during a port visit in Otaru. Benfold is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet