PEARL HARBOR (April 18, 2018) Operations Specialist 1st Class Michael Grimstead, Irvine, California, receives the first hug during the homecoming celebration for the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Michael Murphy returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group. The crew of 350 Sailors conducted training with the French navy and visited the Philippines and Guam. USS Michael Murphy also completed a joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

Operations Specialist 1st Class Michael Grimstead receives the first hug during the homecoming celebration for USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), which returned to Pearl Harbor following a Western Pacific deployment, April 18.

U.S. Navy/MC3 Jessica O. Blackwell

Admiral Scott H. Swift

Commander

KAUAI, Hawaii (April 17, 2018) A view of a flooded area of Kauai as seen from a CH-47 Chinook from the U.S. Army's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. Hundreds of people were stranded after severe rains, flooding and mudslides in Kauai blocked roadways and surrounded homes. 25th Infantry Division Soldiers transported emergency vehicles, food, water, bedding, hygiene products and other supplies to affected areas, and transported people stranded to Camp Naue near Princeville, Kauai. 25th Inf. Div. aviation assets were tasked to support relief efforts after the state requested assistance through U.S. Pacific Command. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson)

Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility assists with Kauai relief

The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of isolated or displaced residents.

PEARL HARBOR (April 18, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group. The crew of 350 Sailors conducted training with the French navy and visited the Philippines and Guam. USS Michael Murphy also completed a joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

USS Michael Murphy returns home from deployment

The guided-missile destroyer returned to Pearl Harbor, April 18, after a deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

SAN DIEGO (June 25, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. While deployed the crew of more than 300 Sailors conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations in both U.S. 7th and 5th Fleets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

Milius to depart San Diego, forward deploy to 7th Fleet

The ballistic missile defense (BMD) capable guided-missile destroyer will leave San Diego this week to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

SASEBO, Japan (April 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Sasebo, capping six years of forward deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region. Bonhomme Richard will now transit to its new homeport in San Diego for follow-on operations and eventual upgrades to become F-35B Lightning II capable. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

Bonhomme Richard departs Japan, concludes forward-deployed service

The amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, April 18, capping six years of forward-deployed service.

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2017) The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Barry (DDG 52) participate in a formation exercise during Multisail 17. Multisail 17 is a bilateral training exercise improving interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise benefits from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)

Navy establishes command to ensure readiness of warships forward deployed in Japan

Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific oversees surface ship maintenance, training and certification.

SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2017) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) gets underway to complete the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group Cruiser-Destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are led by SMWDC and supported by a host of other organizations, and are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. (U.S. Navy photo by Clinton C. Beaird/Released)

Stennis Carrier Strike Group cruiser-destroyer warships begin SWATT exercise

The training improves warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability before integrating with the strike group.

PORT KELANG, Malaysia (April 16, 2016) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy arrives in Port Kelang to support Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/RELEASED)

Mercy arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

U.S. and partner nation personnel supporting the Pacific Partnership mission aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship arrived in Port Kelang, April 16.

KOROR, Palau (April 11, 2018) Builder 3rd Class Michael Waits, left, and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Robert Farina, both Seabees assigned to Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18), assemble a roof for a PP18 engineering project taking place at George B. Harris Elementary School. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Caledon Rabbipal/Released)

Pacific Partnership concludes in Palau, heads to Malaysia

The Palau phase of the 2018 Pacific Partnership mission concluded with a ceremony aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), April 14.

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transit the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)

Carl Vinson completes Western Pacific deployment

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returned home to San Diego, April 12, following a deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 22, 2018) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrives for a port visit. Pearl Harbor, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th MEU and under the operational control of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, was operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Somers T. Steelman)

USS Pearl Harbor visits Victoria, British Columbia

The amphibious dock landing ship arrived in Victoria for a scheduled port visit, April 12.

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