• PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2016) A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter transports supplies from fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around…

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  • DA NANG, Vietnam (July 21, 2016) Australian Army personnel Capt. Peter Conrad, left, and Sgt. Kate Hall instruct cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques to a Vietnamese lifeguard during a community service event as part of Pacific Partnership 2016. Community service events bring together the local community and Pacific Partnership personnel and…

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  • JAVA SEA (July 22, 2016) Sailors fire an “air slug” while performing maintenance on a torpedo launcher aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92). Along with USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73), Momsen is deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (July 22, 2016) Sailors check for ignition in the boiler of the main machinery room of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonnhomme Richard is currently completing a ship’s restricted availability (SRA) and preparing for an upcoming patrol. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready…

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  • SINGAPORE (July 22, 2016) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) departs Changi Naval Base for the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2016. CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh,…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2016) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Mariano Colindres fires the .240 caliber machine gun during a gun shoot on the fo’c’sle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Howard is currently underway participating in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines,…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 20, 2016) Sailors assigned to the Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Vancouver (FFH 331) board the ship after participating in a training with the naval boarding party team (A wave). Vancouver is currently underway participating in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than…

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  • MUTSU BAY, Japan (July 20, 2016) A U.S. Navy SH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 recovers a member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit during the Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2JA-16A. MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF to…

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  • DA NANG, Vietnam (July 20, 2016) Lt. Richard Tan, event site supervisor and assigned to USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), teaches children about brushing their teeth at a dental cooperative health engagement (CHE) during Pacific Partnership 2016. At the CHE, participants from hospital ship Mercy, partner nations and local organizations provided basic dental…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet