• PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Scott H. Swift reads his orders as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) from Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. during the joint U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and PACFLT change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the dual ceremony, Swift relieved Harris as the PACFLT commander and…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. salutes Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) during the joint USPACOM and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the dual ceremony, Adm. Scott H. Swift relieved Harris as the PACFLT…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., left, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III and Adm. Scott H. Swift, render honors during the joint U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 27, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit while in transit to its homeport of San Diego. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are returning from a nearly 10-month deployment that included supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in…

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  • WATERS NEAR GUAM (May 27, 2015) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Alan Libungan, a flight deck chief petty officer, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2015) Culinary Specialist 1st Class Justin Godfrey fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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  • SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 26, 2015) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Ismael Nunez remotely controls the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) in the pilothouse of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Mustin is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (May 25, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Peter Dicillo serves as a line captain on the aft missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) as the ship conducts a refueling at sea with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Preble and George Washington are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (May 25, 2015) Onlookers wave to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its tenth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission…

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