• POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 23, 2018) Yeoman 2nd Class Tara Spencer mans the rails as the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returns to Apra Harbor. Frank Cable departed Guam March 7, 2017, supporting maritime expeditionary operations in the 3rd Fleet area of operations and underwent a dry-dock phased maintenance availability at Vigor…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo as part of a Naval Surface Forces-led two-day readiness for sea assessment that examines propulsion, navigation and watch team proficiency, which certifies a ship as deployment ready. Bonhomme Richard, forward-deployed to Sasebo,…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Jan 22, 2018) Machinist’s Mate 1st Class William Vest embraces his family during the homecoming of the future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27). Portland, named after the largest city in Oregon, is the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship and is the third ship to bear the name ‘USS…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 21, 2018) A Sailor provides instructions to line handlers while aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The ship and crew now enter a final upkeep and training phase in preparation to become fully mission capable for operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K.…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Jan. 19, 2018) The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego. The littoral combat ship will be commissioned in San Diego next month and is the sixth ship in the LCS Independence-variant class.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Molly DiServio/Released)

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2018) Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) help NASA engineers guide back the Orion test article towards the ship. Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 18, 2018) Capt. Tom Barber, commander of Carrier Air Wing 2 and Cmdr. Jason Hutcherson, commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 complete their 1000th carrier arrested landing or “trap” aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 18, 2018) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jason Keklak demonstrates how to properly tie off during aloft qualification training on the superstructure of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is in an extensive maintenance period in order to modernize the ship to continue to serve as a robust…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 18, 2018) Machinist's Mate 1st Class Francisco Cejajimenez uses a furnace inspection device to check the interior of the No. 2 boiler in the forward main machinery room of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard, forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, is serving forward to provide a rapid-response…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet