1. Whitman Selected as U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief

    Force Master Chief Susan A. Whitman was selected today as the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    Official file photo of Force Master Chief Susan Whitman, who was selected June 17 as U.S. Pacific Fleet's next Fleet Master Chief.
  2. Pacific Partnership Veterinary Personnel Treat Fijian Pets

    Fiji volunteers and hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) medical personnel performed treatments for local pets and strays at the Ministry of Health and Animal Fiji clinic in Savusavu June 16.

    A Fijian veterinary student, left, and U.S. Navy and U.S. Army medical personnel prepare a dog for surgery at the Ministry of Agriculture building in Savusavu.
  3. Blue Ridge Departs For Patrol After Brief Maintenance Period

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka June 17 for a regional patrol that will include participation in exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) file photo.
  4. Antietam, Mustin Build, Foster Relationships in Sydney

    The ships arrived in Sydney, June 17, for a port visit to train with the Royal Australian Navy and enjoy the local culture.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives in Sydney. (U.S. Navy/MC3 David Flewellyn)
  5. Ceremony Celebrates Renovated School in Kiribati

    Pacific Partnership staff gathered June 16 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the renovation of Bikenibeu West Primary School in Tarawa.

    Commodore, Task Force Forager, Capt. James Meyer, delivers a speech during a ribbon cutting ceremony June 16 at Bikenibeu Primary School.
  6. Milestones, Flight Records Achieved Aboard George Washington

    Capt. William Koyama and Cmdr. David-Tavis Pollard both crossed milestones in their career as U.S. Navy pilots, June 12.

    Capt. William Koyama, commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, prepares to achieve his 4000th flight hour in an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), June 12. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Bryan Mai)
  7. USS Preble Joins Bonhomme Richard ESG for 7th Fleet Patrol

    The guided-missle destroyer has joined the BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, which is on patrol in the Western Pacific.

    Lt. Hannah Bennett communicates with USS Preble (DDG 88) while conducting boat operations in the South China Sea, June 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Alonzo M. Archer)
  8. USNS Mercy, LDS Charities and Fiji Government Bring Supplies to Hospitals

    Representatives of Latter-day Saints Charities, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and local officials worked together this week to deliver medical supplies to five hospitals as part as Pacific Partnership.

  9. Musicians Bring Hope to Kiribati School

    Soldiers with Army Band Hawaii and Sailors from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band performed at the School and Center for Children with Disabilities in Kiribati June 8.

    Sgt. 1st Class Chris Martin plays trombone during a concert at the School and Center for Children with Disabilities.(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. James Gulliver)
  10. 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)