• INDIAN OCEAN (July 3, 2015) A UH-1Y Huey helicopter attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit flies ahead of the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class…

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  • SAN DIEGO (July 3, 2015) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) transits San Diego Bay as it returns to Naval Base Point Loma following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region. Pasadena executed the Chief of Naval Operations' Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security…

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  • INDIAN OCEAN (July 3, 2015) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), conducts air operations off the western coast of Australia. 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 operations. (U.S Navy photo by Captain George Doyon/…

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  • SYDNEY, Australia (July 3, 2015) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks with Sailors from of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a tour before the start of the Australia-U.S. exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial combined joint exercise designed to improve Australian and U.S. combat readiness and…

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  • KOLONIA, Pohnpei (July 2, 2015) Army Capt. Andy Vu teaches local children how to brush their teeth during a medical outreach event at Nanpei Memorial High School. The event was designed to provide medical, dental and optometry care and was spearheaded by medics aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3).…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (July 1, 2015) Sailors remove ordnance from the bomb rack of a Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting…

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  • ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (July 1, 2015) Musician 2nd Class Christian Ivy from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band performs for children at the Peter Lahis Primary School. The performance was part of a community outreach event during Pacific Partnership 2015. The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is in Papua New Guinea for…

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  • SUBIC BAY, Philippines (JULY 1, 2015) Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Second Class Jessica Jones, center, throws over a line as the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrives in Subic Bay for a port visit. Lassen is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S.…

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  • ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (July 1, 2015) Lt. Jenna Redgate prepares to extract teeth from a patient during a community health engagement at the Arawa Medical Clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. Medical personnel from the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) were at the clinic to provide residents with medical…

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