• PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 16, 2014) Newly pinned Chief Petty Officers from Navy Region Hawaii stand in formation following a chief pinning ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Chief pinning ceremony is part of a long-standing tradition that honors and recognizes the years of hard work, service and leadership of dedicated Sailors in the…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sep. 16, 2014) Chief Electronics Technician Darryl Jones, assigned to the staff of Commander, Submarine Group 7, has his anchors pinned by his son during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony held at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s base theater. Eleven first class petty officers were advanced to chief petty officer during the…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2014) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman David West receives his cover during a pinning ceremony for newly selected chiefs in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Twenty-four Sailors aboard Nimitz were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class…

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  • WEST FIELD, Tinian (Sept. 15, 2014) An FA-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, makes an arrested landing using the M31 Marine Corps expeditionary arresting gear system ahead of exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2014) A Harpoon missile is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a live-fire exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Sept. 15, 2014) The Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, the future USS America (LHA 6), passes Naval Air Station North Island and makes its way to its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. America will be commissioned Oct. 11 during a ceremony in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W.…

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  • ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Sept. 15, 2014) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Christopher Soto from the Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 inserts the extractor wire to arm a Harpoon missile attached to a P-3C Orion aircraft during exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in…

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  • INCHEON, Republic of Korea (Sept. 15, 2014) Mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) and one of several Republic of Korea Navy ships participates in a reenactment of the Incheon landing amphibious operation, honoring the 64th anniversary of the historic battle conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations forces during the Korean War. (U.S. Navy…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires its MK45 5-inch gun during exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in the sinking exercise of ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface…

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Photo of Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.

Admiral

Harry B. Harris, Jr.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet