• PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 22, 2017) Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing a change of homeport from Groton, Connecticut, Nov. 22. USS Illinois is the 13th Virginia-class nuclear submarine and the 5th Virginia-class submarine homeported in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass…

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  • INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2017) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Jacob Karpinsky shoots an M240 machine-gun from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a crew-served weapons shoot. Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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  • SASEBO (Nov. 21, 2017) Air department Sailors combat a simulated fire on the flight deck 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 capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass…

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  • INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 22, 2017) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Donovan Vassey, left, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Kenny Valdivia replace the engine nozzle vein assembly on an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Nov. 20, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) transits San Diego Bay as she departs for deployment. Higgins will conduct independent operations in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation in support of the collective maritime interests of allies and partners in the regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication…

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  • INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2017) Seaman Jasmine Lutzi handles line during a fueling-at-sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robyn B. Melvin/Released)

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  • PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 20, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman James Totten, from Middletown, California, directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the Navyâs 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…

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  • 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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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet