1. Pacific Partnership mission to enhance disaster response cooperation, ties

    Pacific Partnership, which kicks off Feb. 23, is the largest annual multilateral mission of its kind in the Indo-Pacific region.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Pacific Partnership 2016. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Elizabeth Merriam)
  2. Navy announces increased incentives for some first-term forward-deployed Sailors

    NAVADMIN 042/18 spells out the incentives for Sailors on sea duty in Japan, Guam and Spain.

    In this file photo, Sailors man the rails aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier returns to Yokosuka, Japan, in December. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Peter Burghart)
  3. USS Wayne E. Meyer arrives in Malaysia for port visit

    The guided-missile destroyer, part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group, arrived in Kota Kinabalu for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 21.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) comes alongside the pier at Kota Kinabalu Naval Base, Feb. 21. (Royal Malaysian Navy)
  4. Pacific Fleet hosts innovation bootcamp in San Diego

    Boot Camp is a four-day course that instructs participants on topics related to innovation and intrapreneurship.

  5. VP-8 crew rescues fishermen lost at sea in South Pacific

    Crew members from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 helped rescue three fishermen Feb. 20 whose vessel was adrift for eight days.

    In this file photo, a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 takes off from a runway at Kadena Air Base, Japan, in November. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jerome Johnson)
  6. Carl Vinson Strike Group completes Manila port call

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed Manila, Philippines, Feb. 20, completing a four-day port visit.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) sits anchored off Manila, Feb. 19. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Dylan M. Kinee)
  7. Underwater construction teams build bonds during Cobra Gold

    U.S. Navy, Royal Thai Navy and Republic of Korea Navy teams are working together during the annual exercise in Thailand.

    Construction Mechanic 1st Class Matt Ramirez checks the bottle pressures for Equipment Operator Seaman Recruit Adam Porras and a member of a Royal Thai Navy during a dive at the Thung Prong Pier, Feb. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alfred A. Coffield)
  8. Thai-ROK-US amphibious force conducts beach assault during Cobra Gold

    Ships, landing craft, and aircraft from the three nations conducted a combined amphibious assault from the Gulf of Thailand, Feb. 17.

    Amphibious assault vehicles transport Marines from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to shore during an exercise Cobra Gold amphibious assault, Feb. 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William Sykes)
  9. 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.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Gulf of Thailand, Feb. 16. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Gavin Shields)
  10. Carl Vinson Strike Group arrives in Manila for port visit

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

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South Chna Sea, Feb. 10. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jasen Morenogarcia)

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