1. Pharmacists, Technicians Support Mission Aboard USNS Mercy

    Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Canadian Army are deployed aboard the hospital ship in support of Pacific Partnership.

    Pharmacist Lt. Michael Kelso, left, and pharmacy technicians Hospitalman Andrew Gage, center, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Devon Rodencal verify the contents of an advanced cardiac life support crash cart. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
  2. USS Rushmore Aids 65 People at Sea Near Indonesia

    The amphibious dock landing ship rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10.

    Distressed persons wait to be rescued by Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in Makassar Strait, June 10.(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)
  3. USN, ROK Bolster Alliance in Silent Shark Exercise

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea navies are conducting anti-submarine warfare training in the vicinity of Guam, June 8-12.

    Ensign Ryan C. Dallas scans the waters surrounding USS Shiloh (CG 67) as part of a submarine familiarization event June 8 during exercise Silent Shark. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Raymond D. Diaz)
  4. Mercy Crew Participates in Rugby Clinic with Fijians

    U.S. Sailors and merchant marines from USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participated in a rugby clinic with the Fiji Nabua Broncos national rugby team in Suva, June 9 as part of Pacific Partnership.

    Tom Tomaney, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), is lifted by the Nabua Broncos rugby team after a scrimmage during Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Mark El-Rayes)
  5. Mercy Volunteers Bring Smiles to Children in Fiji

    The mission team from the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) set up a temporary dental clinic in the music room of Veiuto Primary School to provide dental education and prevention for the school children as part of Pacific Partnership.

    Canadian Armed Forces Master Cpl. Michelle Parnell, a dental technician, checks the teeth of a student from the Veiuto Primary School during a community health engagement for Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Eppler)
  6. Adm. Swift Commemorates Midway Battle in San Francisco

    A week-long series of remembrance events across the Navy to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway culminated in San Francisco June 6.

    Battle of Midway veteran Slim Moore is escorted by Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Gaylord Calibuso, Navy Operational Support Center San Jose's Sailor of the Year, during a Battle of Midway commemoration event at the Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco, June 6. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Battle of Midway Celebration Committee)
  7. USNS Mercy Arrives in Fiji for Pacific Partnership 2015

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship and international team aboard arrived in Suva, Fiji, June 7 for their first Pacific Partnership 2015 mission visit, and the first visit to Fiji by a U.S. Navy vessel in nine years.

    The Fiji Police Band welcomes USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) with a musical performance upon the ship's arrival in Suva, June 7. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
  8. U.S. Pacific Fleet Marks 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet staff commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a ceremony at its Pearl Harbor headquarters June 5.

    From the right, Capt. Dale Rielage, director of intelligence and information operations, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet; Dr. David Rosenberg, the guest speaker; and Capt. John Shimotsu, U.S. Pacific Fleet Chaplain; salute during a ceremony at fleet headquarters to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tamara Vaughn)
  9. USS Essex Drops Anchor in Hong Kong

    The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Hong Kong June 5 for a port visit.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) steams into Victoria Harbor, June 5. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Bradley Gee)
  10. Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group Deploys

    Ships of the Bonhomme Richard ARG departed Sasebo, Japan, this week for training and a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver to conduct a replenishment at sea, June 5.  (U.S. Navy/MC1 Ty C. Connors)