1. Pacific Partnership Trainers Teach Midwives Safe Birthing Techniques

    In an effort to boost medical readiness in the city of Kupang, Indonesia, service members from Pacific Partnership conducted a weeklong training program for local midwives to assist in the delivery of newborn babies.

    Indonesian midwives from Kupang demonstrate proper delivery techniques on their training mannequins May 31 during the Helping Babies Breathe training course as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  2. Blue Ridge Conducts CUES Training with JS Kunisaki

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship put the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) to practice June 2 with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship as it transited to Vietnam for Pacific Partnership.

    USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) operates in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC2 Phillip Pavlovich)
  3. USS Ashland Visits Singapore Between Phases of CARAT

    The dock landing ship arrived in Singapore June 1 after disembarking Marines and Sailors in Kuantan, Malaysia, for exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training.

    USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to anchor off Malaysia May 31 to offload Marines and Sailors taking part in  exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training there. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Raymond D. Diaz III)
  4. Wayne E. Meyer Enhances U.S. Interoperability with Republic of Korea, French Navies

    The guided-missile destroyer participated in a trilateral exercise May 31 off the coast of Busan, South Korea, with ships from the two navies.

    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), top, and ROKS Busan (FF 959) operate together May 31 during maneuvering exercises that included the FS Prairial (F731). (U.S. Navy/ photo by AWR3 Marco Gilio)
  5. Partners Build Relations at Local Church During Pacific Partnership

    Participants from Pacific Partnership built community ties and made new friendships during a religious service at the Ebenezer Oeba Church in Kupang, May 29.

    Local residents take photos with service members from New Zealand and the United States following a religious service at the Ebenezer Oeba Church in Kupang, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  6. JS Kunisaki Departs Japan for Pacific Partnership 2014

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 29 for the annual multilateral disaster preparedness mission taking place in five Southeast Asia host nations.

    U.S. Navy Sailors assist as JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) departs Yokosuka for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Jesus Uranga)
  7. Disaster Planners Test Capabilities in Indonesia for Pacific Partnership

    A medical evacuation drill prepared service members and community disaster planners to interoperate during an emergency.

    Indonesian service members provide medical assistance to a U.S. Navy Sailor during a medical evacuation drill as part of Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  8. Pacific Partnership Kicks Off with Ceremony in Indonesia

    Service members from Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and the U.S., along with members of the humanitarian community attended an opening ceremony hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces to officially commence Pacific Partnership 2014 in Kupang, Indonesia, May 26.

    An Indonesian dance group performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2014 in Kupang, Indonesia, May 26. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Derek Stroop)
  9. Adm. Harris Honors Service Members at Memorial Day Ceremony

    The Pacific Fleet commander honored America’s fallen service members during the 65th Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, May 26.

    Adm. Harris and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell lay a wreath during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  10. USS Blue Ridge to Strengthen Ties During Indonesia Visit

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Jakarta for a port visit May 25.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Jakarta May 25. (U.S Navy/MC3 Jared Harral)