• EVERETT, Wash. (Sept. 26, 2016) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives at Naval Station Everett (NSE), its new homeport. Sampson joins USS Gridley (DDG 101) as the latest destroyer this year to shift its homeport to NSE, which will also become home to USS Kidd (DDG 100). The Navy continually monitors and adjusts the location of…

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  • WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Sept. 26, 2016) Republic of Korea Navy ships Seoae Ryusungryong (DDG 993), Yul Gok Yii (DDG 992), Kang Gam Chan (DDH 979) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) conduct maneuvers during a combined maritime operation. Spruance joined ROKN Aegis destroyers, submarines, anti-submarine helicopters,…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 26, 2016) Quartermaster Seaman Daija Anderson takes navigation readings aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2016) The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), pulls into Guam for a port visit following participation in exercise Valiant Shield 2016. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 flagship, is on patrol supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Sept. 24, 2016) U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a aerobatic maneuvers with their F/A-18 Hornets during the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Air Show. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ariana Castro/Released)

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  • OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Sept. 23, 2016) Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Chad Sweetser of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 hugs his children after returning home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island from deployment. VP-40 conducted patrol and reconnaissance operations in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 23, 2016) Capt. Nathan Moyer, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), addresses Sailors and Marines, assigned to the 31st Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on the flight deck following the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield 2016 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 23, 2016) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7 ships including USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG…

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  • PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Sept. 22, 2016) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano speaks with Sailors during an all hands call at Sharkey Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet