PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 9, 2018) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, briefs flag officers during the Naval War College's 12th annual Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Officer Course in Pearl Harbor. Participants from 13 Pacific nations came to discuss regional maritime security issues and strengthen relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

Pacific Fleet hosts annual senior leaders course amid complex regional challenges

Senior military leaders from 14 partner nations attended the Naval War College CFMCC Flag Officer Course, Feb. 7-14.

Admiral Scott H. Swift

Commander

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 10, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South Chna Sea. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is operating in the Western Pacific as part of a regularly schedule deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released)

Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives in Manila

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Manila, Feb. 16, for a routine port visit.

Commander discusses fleet readiness, lethality

Government Matters

Adm. Scott Swift sat down on the sidelines of the recent WEST 2018 conference to share his perspective.

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Gulf of Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Bonhomme Richard is participating in CG18 alongside Royal Thai Navy ships and personnel, conducting a range of amphibious operations that will enhance tactical expertise of participants and flex combined capabilities to respond to contingencies. Cobra Gold is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held this year from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gavin Shields/Released)

USS Bonhomme Richard kicks off Cobra Gold exercise

The amphibious assault ship departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 14, following a port visit and the opening ceremony for exercise Cobra Gold 2018.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 22, 2017) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group’s mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

U.S. Navy maps downed C-2A Greyhound

A Navy-led mission aboard research vessel RV Petrel has mapped the wreckage of the aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea in November.

Second-Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor, Jim Downing, Dies at 104

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He served aboard USS West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Feb. 14, 2018) Sailors aboard USS Texas (SSN 775) render honors to the national ensign as the Virginia-class fast-attack ties up to the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/ Released)

USS Texas returns to Pearl Harbor after deployment

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 14, following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

SINGAPORE (Feb. 14, 2018) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) pulls in to Changi Naval Base for a port visit to strengthen partnerships and a chance for crew rest. Bremerton is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza)

USS Bremerton visits Singapore during Indo-Pacific deployment

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived in Singapore, Feb. 14.

WESTERN PACIFIC (April 30, 2017) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) prepares to pull alongside Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) for a replenishment-at-sea. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

USS Lake Champlain arrives in Guam on deployment

The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Guam for a port visit as part of its deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, Feb. 12.

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 6, 2017) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. U.S. Navy port visits represent an important opportunity to promote stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)

USS Mississippi returns to Yokosuka for port visit

The Virginia-class attack submarine arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Feb. 12, for a routine visit as part of its Indo-Pacific deployment.

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