PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2018) A Coast Guard Tactical Delivery Team (TDT) perform a hook and climb operation to board the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Andrés Bonifacio (FF 17) during a training operation as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMAPC) exercise, July 16. TDT members are part of the Coast Guard's Maritime Security Response Team-West, and routinely train to board compliant and non-compliant vessels. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.  The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among the participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.  RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert/Released)

A Coast Guard tactical delivery team performs a hook and climb operation to board the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Andrés Bonifacio (FF 17) during a training event as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMAPC).

U.S. Coast Guard/PO2 David Weydert

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2018) Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives at Naval Base San Diego following a five-month deployment in support of the annual humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparedness mission Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Sarah Burford)

USNS Mercy returns home following Pacific Partnership

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship returned to San Diego, July 21, after supporting Pacific Partnership 2018.

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 19, 2018) Cmdr. Todd Penrod, executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), and Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Jared Ammon carry a wreath during a remembrance ceremony for USS Johnston (DD 557). The ship played a pivotal role as part of Task Group Taffy 3 during the WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf, where it was ultimately lost along with many crew members. Mustin is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sonja Wickard/Released)

Mustin Sailors pause to remember USS Johnston

On patrol in the Philippine Sea, the USS Mustin (DDG 89) crew conducted a ceremony to reflect on the sacrifice of USS Johnston (DD 557) Sailors.

RIMPAC participants conduct 2nd sinking exercise

Live fire from a ship and an aircraft sank the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41), July 19.

HAKODATE, Japan (July 14, 2018) USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls into Hakodate for a goodwill visit. Chief’s crew will be meeting the citizens, sightseeing, shopping, enjoying the local cuisine and cultural attractions, and learning more about the scenic and historic area of Hakodate. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew P. Holmes)

US, Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

During the exercise, units will practice unit-level MCMs tactics to detect and neutralize sea mines.

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 18, 2018) Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, left, and Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas salute the colors during the Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70 change of command ceremony in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Thomas relieved Dalton as commander, CTF 70. CTF 70 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Codie L. Soule/Released)

Thomas takes command of Task Force 70

Rear Adm. Karl Thomas assumed command of the U.S. Navy's largest battle force from Rear Adm. Marc Dalton during a ceremony, July 18.

Status Report - One Year Later

Proceedings Today

Adm. Bill Moran provides an update on implementation of recommendations from the Comprehensive Review (CR) and Strategic Readiness Review (SRR).

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (July 11, 2018) Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, Commander, Task Force 73, interacts with U.S. Navy sailors from Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) and Philippine Navy sailors participating in a tour of a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft as a part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama 2018. The week-long engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

US, Philippines conclude Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

The week-long engagement involved Sailors and Marines operating jointly in the air, on the ground, and at sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 15, 2018) Aircrewmen from the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 evacuate a mariner in distress from a commercial cargo ship near Guam. HSC-25 provides a multi-mission rotary wing capability for units in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and maintains a Guam-based 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation capability, directly supporting U.S. Coast Guard and Joint Region Marianas. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Erik Kumet/Released)

HSC-25 aircrew rescues commercial mariner off Guam

The Guam-based squadron medically evacuated a Chinese crew member with life threatening symptoms from a Netherlands-flagged cargo ship.

KAUAI, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the back of a Palletized Load System (PLS) by the U.S. Army at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, targeting the ex-USS Racine (LST 1191), positioned at sea, during a sinking exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. This marks the first time the U.S. Army has participated in a sinking exercise during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Captured from a video by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Barbour)

RIMPAC units participate in sinking exercise

Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST 1191) during exercise Rim of the Pacific.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) Ophemia Perez-Hoffman, a volunteer for the Hawaiian Disaster Medical Assistance Team, moves a simulated patient from the triage training tent to a medical treatment tent during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Litke/Released)

RIMPAC disaster relief drill trains and certifies military, civilian organizations

Military units, NGOs and the State of Hawaii responded to a simulated disaster scenario as part of exercise RIMPAC.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 12, 2018) Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to induct U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the ship's official namesake. Expanding the namesake to include Senator McCain honors his family's three generations of dedicated service to the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Harris)

Senator McCain joins USS John S. McCain namesake

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer inducted Sen. John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer during a ceremony in Yokosuka.

RIMPAC 2018: Capable · Adaptive · Partners

Twenty-five nations and 25,000 personnel will participate in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, scheduled through Aug. 2.

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