• DILI, Timor-Leste (July 28, 2015) Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jose Pinonsanchez, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, explains the functions of a boat engine to members of the Timor-Leste Defense Force during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) flies the U.S. Navy battle ensign and the 297-foot Homeward Bound Pennant. The Homeward Bound Pennant is flown by ships that are on a continuous overseas duty for nine months and returning to a U.S. port. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (July 27, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) departs Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam for an underway period at sea. John Paul Jones replaced USS Lake Erie (CG 70) in Hawaii as the nation's ballistic missile defense test ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel…

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  • DILI, Timor-Leste (July 27, 2015) A student at Port Hera Primary School helps Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 paint a schoolhouse during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2015 project. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the…

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  • ROXAS CITY, Philippines (July 26, 2015) The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band performs at a mall in Roxas City as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. The concert was held in conjunction with the hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) visit to the Philippines for Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is currently in the Philippines for its third mission port of PP15.…

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  • DARWIN, Australia (July 25, 2015) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Ronald Martin heaves mooring line during sea and anchor detail on the fantail of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (July 25, 2015) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Christopher Narvaiz signals the completion of a pre-flight inspection on an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing,…

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  • ROXAS CITY, Philippines (July 25, 2015) Capt. Kevin Flynn, a Navy dentist, performs a checkup at a community health as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is in the Philippines for its third mission port of PP15. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian…

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  • NAVAL BASE GUAM (July 24, 2015) Riverine command boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 maneuver into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill)

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