YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 22, 2018) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka to join the 7th Fleet as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. Milius increases Commander, Task Force 70’s ability to promote security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region as one of the most capable ships in the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Codie L. Soule)

Sailors man the rails as USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives in Yokosuka, May 22, joining U.S. 7th Fleet as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and bringing enhanced capabilities to the Indo-Pacific region.

U.S. Navy/MCSN Codie L. Soule

Admiral John C. Aquilino

Commander

YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 22, 2018)  The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile-destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands and more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi)

USS Milius joins Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

The guided-missile destroyer arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 22, to become part of the FDNF in Japan.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 20, 2018) The Indonesian Navy frigate KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (FFG-33) receives fuel from Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) during an underway replenishment in Indonesian territorial waters. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Rappahannock delivers fuel to Indonesian frigate, helps increase capacity

The underway replenishment served as a form of practice for the Indonesian Navy crew ahead of RIMPAC this year.

SATTAHIP, Thailand (May 20, 2018) Royal Navy Capt. Peter Olive, Deputy Mission Commander of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18), delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) Thailand aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6). 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)

Pacific Partnership kicks off in Thailand for first time

The multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission kicked off aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Sattahip, May 20.

SINGAPORE (May 19, 2018) The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EFP 3) departs Changi Naval Base for a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy)

7th Fleet kicks off Southeast Asia TSC patrol

USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) departed Singapore, May 19, for a theater security cooperation mission with embarked 7th Fleet staff members.

PEARL HARBOR (May 17, 2018) Adm. Scott H. Swift, outgoing commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, right, and Adm. John C. Aquilino, incoming commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, left, salute each other during a change of command ceremony. The world’s largest fleet command, the U.S. Pacific Fleet encompasses 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. The U.S. Pacific Fleet consists of approximately 200 ships and submarines, nearly 1,200 aircraft, and more than 130,000 Sailors and civilians. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

U.S. Pacific Fleet conducts change of command

Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Adm. Scott Swift as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 17.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 17, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for Shimoda, Japan, for the annual Black Ship Festival celebrating the historic arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi)

USS Curtis Wilbur joins Shimoda Black Ship Festival

The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Shimoda, Japan, May 17, to participate in the annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival.

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2018) Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prepares to get into a formation alongside Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in support of 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 Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

USNS Mercy arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

The hospital ship arrived in Nha Trang, May 17, for the embarked team's fourth mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2018.

Sailors of the Year Advanced to Chief Petty Officer

U.S. Navy

The 2017 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony, May 17.

PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 4, 2018) A graphic for "The Bridge," a U.S. Pacific Fleet initiative that enables innovation, collaboration, and the ability to create and sustain a culture of change, inspiration and creativity. (U.S. Navy)

'The Bridge' accepting applications for professional fellowship

The Industry Innovation Fellowship (PI2F) is taking applicants through June 15.

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2018) Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) and Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) sail in formation during a passing exercise (PASSEX) conducted in support of 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 Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

USNS Mercy, Brunswick conduct passing exercise with HMCS Vancouver

The ships conducted a PASSEX, May 15, as Mercy and Brunswick continue the Pacific Partnership mission.

MCPON 7th Fleet Trip Report

Navy Live Blog

Sailors are doing phenomenal work in the the Indo-Pacific says Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano after a recent visit to the region.

Pacific Partnership

Pacific Partnership enhances international relationships and trains participants to deliver effective humanitarian assistance and disaster relief services.

Unite our vision by working together

The U.S. Navy is celebrating Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The Bridge

The Bridge is COMPACFLT’s initiative to enable innovation and collaboration from the deckplate.