• PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 20, 2017) An F/A-18 Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, is…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 19, 2017) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Caleb Husted, from Springfield, Illinois, conducts vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations with an SA 330 Puma helicopter, assigned to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8), on the flight deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 18, 2017) Airman Nicholas Stonestreet, from Wilmington, North Carolina, moves an E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 20, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors prepare to hook ordnance onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from the “Eightballers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Nov. 20, 2017, in the Pacific Ocean. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 17, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual Exercise 2017, the premier training event between the U.S. Navy and the…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2017) Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Bryan Abbot explains brazing techniques to Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Alexis Rivero aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 16, 2017) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jordan Gray conducts deck preservation maintenance aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Lake Erie is on a regularly scheduled, independent deployment, currently in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of the collective maritime interests of allies and partners in…

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 16, 2017) Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Ruby Barredo inspects wiring on an EA-18G Growler of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 in the hangar bay of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during Annual Exercise 2017. Annual Exercise 2017, the…

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  • EVERETT, Wash. (Nov. 15, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson performs the duties of the reenlisting officer during a reenlistment ceremony aboard USS Gridley (DDG 101) at Naval Station Everett following an all-hands call. The purpose of the all-hands call was to talk about the importance of behavior, technical competence, and…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet